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Titus as Caesar RIC 784 [Vespasian]
AR Denarius, 3.40g
Rome mint, 75 AD
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PONTIF TR P COS IIII; Securitas std.. l., head resting on raised arm
RIC 784 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection. Ex A. Lynn Collection.

This type is sometimes mistaken for Pax, which was a contemporary reverse. As a matter of fact, in my copy of RSC II the Pax reverse (162) actually shows a photograph of the Securitas type! The two can be easily distinguished by Securitas' raised right arm. This reverse is unlisted in both BMCRE and RSC. It was first published in the new RIC II.

As an added bonus the portrait is an above normal effort. Kudos to the die-engraver!
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Jay GT4  [Mar 02, 2010 at 02:52 AM]
Congrats! A worthy addition for sure!
orfew  [Apr 19, 2019 at 05:20 AM]
Nice. Much better than mine.
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