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Titus as Caesar RIC-1561 (2)
AR Denarius, 3.24g
Antioch Mint, 72-73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, draped, bearded, r.
Rev: NEP RED; Neptune stg. l., foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre
RIC 1561 (C). BMC 516. RSC 122. RPC 1933 ( 14 spec.). BNC 321.
Acquired from Dr Busso Peus Nachfolger, March 2017.

The Neptune type was struck for Vespasian and Titus Caesar at both Rome and Antioch. Likely, it was commemorating their recent sea voyages and safe return to Rome.

I previously acquired a double struck specimen from Harry Sneh 7 years ago that has a few condition issues. Comparatively speaking, I think my new coin is a significant upgrade. Struck on a tight flan, but in good metal and fine style.
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Jay GT4  [Mar 29, 2017 at 10:49 AM]
A respectable example. Nice upgrade
FlaviusDomitianus  [Mar 29, 2017 at 11:39 AM]
Nice example.
Randygeki(h2)  [Mar 29, 2017 at 04:48 PM]
wonderful coin!
socalcoins  [Apr 01, 2017 at 07:46 PM]
Nice coin, David!