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Titus RIC 23
AR Denarius, 3.00g
Rome Mint, 79 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Ceres std. l., with corn ears and poppy and torch
RIC 23 (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.

This is the second known specimen of an extremely rare portrait left Ceres type. The only other known specimen was in the Harry Sneh collection and was sold in the Gemini IX sale, 8 January, lot 333 (RIC plate coin). My coin shares an obverse die. It's not often that a second specimen of a unique Flavian type turns up, especially for Titus!

Nicely toned with good eye appeal despite the wear and a few scratches.
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quadrans  [May 30, 2016 at 04:24 AM]
Congratulation..
FlaviusDomitianus  [May 30, 2016 at 07:08 AM]
Excellent rarity.
Mat  [May 30, 2016 at 12:04 PM]
Nice find, congrats.
HELEN S  [May 30, 2016 at 02:21 PM]
Amazing and extra special with its rarity
Jay GT4  [May 30, 2016 at 07:47 PM]
Love left facing Flavians!
Nemonater  [May 31, 2016 at 09:36 AM]
An enviable coin!