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Titus as Caesar RIC 532
AR Quinarius, 1.40g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP P TR P CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
RIC 532 (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from GB Collection, June 2016.

An extremely rare quinarius struck for Titus Caesar in 73, the year of his joint censorship with Vespasian. What makes this coin notable is the spelling of 'AVGVST' in the reverse legend. The more common quinarii from the issue spell it 'AVGVSTI', although they too are rare. Apparently this is the second known specimen, the other is cited in the new RIC II and is held by the Museo Nazionale Romano in Rome.

For a quinarius, this is in fairly good condition. Well centred with an agreeable portrait.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Titus
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File Size:91 KB
Date added:Jun 26, 2016
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Jay GT4  [Jun 26, 2016 at 01:36 AM]
Mat  [Jun 26, 2016 at 03:23 AM]
Nice little capture
quadrans  [Jun 26, 2016 at 04:12 AM]
Great one...
FlaviusDomitianus  [Jun 26, 2016 at 08:26 AM]
Great find, congrats!
Sam  [Jun 26, 2016 at 03:48 PM]
Nice find.
Nemonater  [Jun 26, 2016 at 10:05 PM]
Perfectly centered, great portrait. Very nice!