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Titus as Caesar RIC-1486 [Vespasian]
AR Denarius, 3.04g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck off flan
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS V; Winged caduceus
RIC 1486 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. RPC 1460 (2 spec.). BNC -.
Ex Ancient Treasures, eBay, March 2011.

The small series this coin comes from is quite mysterious. The mint is not known for certain, although Ephesus is a prime suspect. The reason for the series being minted at all is not known either. The issue is full of blundered legends and mules, however, stylistically the coins are very pleasing.

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Bud Stewart  [Mar 07, 2011 at 11:36 PM]
Very impressive. Great acquisition.
Jay GT4  [Mar 08, 2011 at 12:57 AM]
Good eye to see the T!
Randygeki(h2)  [Mar 08, 2011 at 01:03 AM]
Great addition!
Noah  [Mar 08, 2011 at 01:55 AM]
lovely
rexesq  [May 31, 2011 at 01:20 PM]
Very nice portrait of the Emperor. Very pleasing.
Lucas H  [Jan 25, 2013 at 01:37 PM]
HBJ says two known specimins- Berlin and ANS. I guess you have only the third known!
socalcoins  [Mar 30, 2014 at 12:53 AM]
Great coin, David!
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