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Titus as Caesar RIC 423 [Vespasian]
Sestertius, 23.43g
Rome mint, 72 AD
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
RIC 423 (C). BMC 633. BNC 619.
Ex Holding History, eBay, 16 March 2019.

After the recent Civil War and Jewish and Batavian rebellions this common Pax reverse type from 72 had special propaganda value for the new Flavian regime: peace and prosperity. It would be one of the more popular themes of Vespasian's coinage. Unsurprisingly, this Pax type is shared with Vespasian.

Worn, but in fine style with a nice dark chocolate patina.
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Jay GT4  [Mar 27, 2019 at 03:21 AM]
A lovely portrait and great patina
quadrans  [Mar 27, 2019 at 05:08 AM]
Nice piece..
FlaviusDomitianus  [Mar 27, 2019 at 10:07 AM]
Nice portrait on a scarce coin
Randygeki(h2)  [Mar 28, 2019 at 06:19 AM]
Awesome coin!
Vincent  [Mar 29, 2019 at 12:02 PM]
Like the coin! Titus is Dee MAN
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