Domitian Æ As, 9.67g Rome mint, 86 AD Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r., with aegis Rev: S C in field; Crossed pairs of shields, spears, and trumpets over vexillum RIC 495 (C). BMC 392A. BNC -. Acquired from eBay, February 2020. Ex Beast Coins. In 85 AD Domitian's senatorial bronze mint began striking a series of Germania Capta types with various reverse designs to commemorate his recent victory over the German Chatti. On the middle bronze there appears a type with crossed decorated shields and spears (captured German arms) and trumpets(?) overlaid on a vexillum. Curiously, the 'trumpets' appear to look more like carynxes but are described in most of the literature concerning the type as simply (Roman?) trumpets. Roman styled military trumpet. A carnyx. It would make sense if the trumpets in question were captured German booty along with the spears and shields, perhaps the above coin bears that out. Please post your trumpets and carnyxes!