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Titus as Caesar RIC 861 (2)
AR Denarius, 3.43g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 861 (C). BMC 191. RSC 59.
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V across field; Eagle head l. standing on thunderbolt, on Altar. Very uncommon with thunderbolt showing.
Acquired from Roma Numismatics, November 2009.

Although the type is described in RIC as Eagle with thunderbolt in claws, I see no thunderbolt on this specimen. The altar seems to be less decorated than on other examples as well. A variant lacking thunderbolt and with a less decorated base.

Good portrait and decent reverse.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Titus
File Size:33 KB
Date added:Dec 08, 2009
Dimensions:550 x 282 pixels
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ancientdave  [Dec 20, 2009 at 10:44 PM]
Nice coin.