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Titus RIC-226
∆ As, 10.75g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 226 (R). BMC 210.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: GENI P R; S C in field; Genius stg. l., with patera over altar and cornucopiae
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, September 2018.

Genius - 'The spirit of the Roman people' is not a common motif in Flavian coinage. It occurs under Vespasian on rare Spanish military denarii struck early in his reign and briefly during the reign of Titus on asses struck in 80-81. Mattingly connects the type under Titus with 'the vows undertaken for the first five years of the new reign'. The coin is dated COS VIII which Titus held in 80 (he did not renew the consulship in 81). Unlike the parallel silver issue the bronze lack an IMP number and cannot be more precisely dated. Most likely they were struck in the first half of 80 along with the silver.

Neatly centred with a fantastic portrait.
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Mat  [Sep 18, 2018 at 10:57 PM]
Very nice!
Britanikus  [Sep 18, 2018 at 11:36 PM]
Nemonater  [Sep 18, 2018 at 11:39 PM]
Awesome style!
orfew  [Sep 19, 2018 at 02:14 AM]
Superb coin!
Jay GT4  [Sep 19, 2018 at 02:50 AM]
FlaviusDomitianus  [Sep 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM]
Fine example indeed!
Randygeki(h2)  [Sep 23, 2018 at 04:47 AM]
okidoki  [Oct 03, 2018 at 06:02 PM]
great example,
ancientdave  [Oct 27, 2018 at 09:56 AM]
Josh H  [Dec 20, 2018 at 07:25 PM]
The obverse is so amazing. The portrait is well defined and the legend is absolutely incredible!