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Titus RIC-124c (2)
AR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome Mint 80 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with nine palmettes, lituus within triangle
RIC 124c (C2). BMC 62. RSC 313a. BNC 50.
Acquired from M. Veissid & Co. (eBay), April 2017.

A rare variant of this common 'pulvinar' type showing a lituus within the triangle. Perhaps one in ten dies have this variant. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes that some specimens may show a lituus.

This denarius was struck possibly to commemorate the religious ceremonies connected to the opening games of the Colosseum.

Nice bull-necked portrait struck on a large flan and well centred. One of my favourite portrait types.
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okidoki  [Apr 25, 2017 at 05:37 AM]
Nice
FlaviusDomitianus  [Apr 25, 2017 at 08:05 AM]
Nice and interesting
Jay GT4  [Apr 25, 2017 at 11:05 AM]
Eagle eyed!
Randygeki(h2)  [Apr 27, 2017 at 03:55 AM]
Neat find