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Titus as Caesar RIC 627 [Vespasian]
As, 10.28g
Rome mint, 73 AD
Obv: T CAES IMP PON TR P COS II CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
RIC 627 (R). BMC p. 153 note. BNC 682.
Acquired from Olding, MA Shops, May 2019 = Olding, List 96, March 2019, Sammlung Fritz Reusing, no. 164. From the collection of Fritz Reusing (1874-1956), acquired from O. Helbing of Munich, 1929; inherited and continued by Reusing's nephew Paul Schrer (1890-1976).

Pax in various guises and types was struck repeatedly throughout Vespasian's reign for both himself and Titus Caesar. This variant with Pax leaning on a column was a perennial favourite. Pax's popularity on the coinage can perhaps be explained by Vespasian's construction of the Temple of Peace which was completed in 75.

Nice old cabinet toning.
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Jay GT4  [Jun 16, 2019 at 04:40 PM]
Great addition
FlaviusDomitianus  [Jun 16, 2019 at 04:56 PM]
Nice coin with a great provenance
okidoki  [Jun 16, 2019 at 05:52 PM]
very nice
Vincent  [Jun 18, 2019 at 06:09 AM]
Exceptional! Best portrait yet of his I've seen!
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