Attention all YN! If you are interested in picking up a neat Roman bronze from the late First century (one of the Twelve Caesars no less!) please let me know in this thread. I'll conduct a random drawing in one week (Thursday 23 September) to pick the winner and announce it here. This is an excellent opportunity to either start an ancients collection or add to one you've already started. Here is the coin. Domitian Æ As, 10.62g Rome mint, 87 AD Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI; S C in field; Virtus stg. r., foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium RIC 550 (C3). BMC 404. BNC 435. Gifted from Ken Dorney, September 2021. The Virtus type was struck repeatedly on Domitian's middle bronzes from 84 onwards. I. Carradice in his 1983 monograph on Domitian's coinage says the following concerning the type - 'Virtus is a military type, symbolic of the courage of Domitian and the mutual devotion between the army and emperor.' Virtus first appears on the coinage in the flurry of Germania Capta types that were struck soon after Domitian's German triumph. She is seen on this common As from 87 impressively depicted in traditional Amazon attire. Good luck!