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Titus as Caesar RIC-1481
AR Denarius, 3.29g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck off flan
Rev: COS V across field;Eagle stg. facing on garlanded altar, wings open, head r.
RIC 1481 (R). BMC 485. RSC 61. RPC 1457 (4 spec.). BNC 373.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

Ephesus stopped minting Imperial denarii in 74 AD. Mysteriously, a series of denarii were minted in 76 in Asia Minor with no apparent purpose. The mint is thought to be Ephesus as well. However, previously the mint had excellent quality control...the 76 series lacks all of that and then some! Mules, muddled titles (PON MAX for Titus!), and reverse types mixed between Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian. A truly odd series. Most likely minted for local use.

This Titus denarius from the series has no blundered mistakes. A fabulous portrait, different in style from the previous Ephesus series but still artistic, IMHO.

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Marsman  [Sep 18, 2009 at 06:59 AM]
Such a nice coin! Some day I hope to come across one from this serie...
socalcoins  [Oct 07, 2012 at 11:26 PM]
Another nice o-mint denarius! I wonder how many times you and I have bid against each other...
David Atherton  [Oct 09, 2012 at 06:20 AM]
LOL! I was wondering the same Brett.