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Titus RIC 89
AR Denarius, 3.31g
Rome Mint, 79 - 80 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: BONVS EVEN-TVS AVGVSTI; Bonus Eventus, a naked youth, standing l., holding patera in extended r. hand and corn-ears and poppy in l.
RIC 89 (C). BMC 106. RSC 25. BNC 83.
Acquired from Apollo Numismatics, January 2006.

An undated reverse type with the meaning "good outcome". The BMCRE alludes that this may follow in a Neronian tradition.

A very difficult reverse type to find...I spent the best part of a year looking for a VF or better example in good style. This one fits the bill.
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Massanutten  [Jan 24, 2006 at 02:17 PM]
Most excellant!!!!
Potator II  [Jan 25, 2006 at 05:46 AM]
Great find !!
Tiathena  [Jul 01, 2006 at 12:50 AM]
Gorgeous!
C. Caesar Germ.  [Aug 02, 2006 at 01:16 PM]
Wow!
Noah  [Jun 05, 2008 at 01:12 AM]
Stupendous example
sean c2  [Dec 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM]
fantastic coin!