I haven't always been a fan of Domitian's denarii. The same old Minerva reverse wasn't really doing it for me and I know others found his reverse designs boring. But in the past 2 years I've really taken a liking to his coinage. The portraits are actually some of the finest rendered with a wide variety of looks. When you come to know and understand the subtleties of the Imperial titles and acclamation's there are some real gems to be found. This one however isn't part of that so-called "boring" Minerva series of coins. I've always wanted one of these for the iconic eagle with spread wings on the reverse and the legend... IVPPITER CONSERVATOR. Minted in 82/3 AD it's part of the monetary reform to increase the fineness of silver back to where it was under Augustus. This one has fantastic toning and although there is a small crack in the flan it doesn't detract from the details. In fact many of the ones I've seen over the years have similar cracks in the flans. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-150795 RIC 144 Domitian Denarius IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M Laureate head of Domitian right IVPPITER CONSERVATOR Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left Rome 82-83 AD 3.37g RIC 144 (R) Ex-inumis France Let's see your coins with Jupiter's Eagles or proclaiming his Conserving power.