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Titus as Caesar RIC 556
AR Denarius, 2.57g
Rome Mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 556 (C). BMC 116. RSC 169.
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PONTIF TRI POT; Titus std. r. on curule chair, with sceptre and branch
Acquired from CGB, May 2016.

A reverse type which copies the famous 'Tribute Penny' reverse of Tiberius, but instead of a female figure we see Titus seated. The type was correspondingly struck for Vespasian which resulted in many rare mules. This denarius actually has the correct legends for Titus Caesar. Unusually for Rome it has a twelve o'clock die axis.

A nice early portrait struck on a large flan.
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Mat  [May 16, 2016 at 11:46 AM]
Despite the wear its still a nice looking coin.