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Titus RIC-226
As, 10.75g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: GENI P R; S C in field; Genius stg. l., with patera over altar and cornucopiae
RIC 226 (R). BMC 210. BNC -.
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, September 2018.

Genius - 'The spirit of the Roman people' is not a common motif in Flavian coinage. It occurs under Vespasian on rare Spanish military denarii struck early in his reign and briefly during the reign of Titus on asses struck in 80-81. Mattingly connects the type under Titus with 'the vows undertaken for the first five years of the new reign'. The coin is dated COS VIII which Titus held in 80 (he did not renew the consulship in 81). Unlike the parallel silver issue the bronze lack an IMP number and cannot be more precisely dated. Most likely they were struck in the first half of 80 along with the silver.

Neatly centred with a fantastic portrait.
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Mat  [Sep 18, 2018 at 11:57 PM]
Very nice!
Britanikus  [Sep 19, 2018 at 12:36 AM]
Nemonater  [Sep 19, 2018 at 12:39 AM]
Awesome style!
orfew  [Sep 19, 2018 at 03:14 AM]
Superb coin!
Jay GT4  [Sep 19, 2018 at 03:50 AM]
FlaviusDomitianus  [Sep 19, 2018 at 01:00 PM]
Fine example indeed!
Randygeki(h2)  [Sep 23, 2018 at 05:47 AM]
okidoki  [Oct 03, 2018 at 07:02 PM]
great example,
ancientdave  [Oct 27, 2018 at 10:56 AM]
Josh H  [Dec 20, 2018 at 08:25 PM]
The obverse is so amazing. The portrait is well defined and the legend is absolutely incredible!
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