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Titus as Caesar RIC 972
AR Denarius, 3.50g
Rome Mint, 78-79 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 972 (C). BMC 319. RSC 17.
Obv: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona, draped, seated l. on throne, adorned with corn-ears, feet on stool, holding on her lap a sack of corn-ears open, the ties, looped at one end, in her hands
Acquired from Amphora coins, April 2007.

A reverse type that forms part of a new agrarian policy announcement. Both Vespasian and Titus issued many reverses during this era that seems to have promoted the new programme.

I like the portrait on this coin, which is why it has found a place in my collection. The toning is very pleasant in hand also.
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