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Titus RIC-124c (1)
AR Denarius, 3.60g
Rome Mint 80 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with nine palmettes
RIC 124c (C2). BMC 62. RSC 313a. BNC 50.
Acquired from Old Roman Coins, December 2003.

A reverse, which according to the BMCRE, may commemorate the pulvinar of Apollo and Diana (and possibly Ceres) for the opening of the Colosseum in 80 AD. This issue was interrupted by the fire in Rome later in the same year and was continued again by Domitian upon the mints reopening in 81.

A denarius that looks quite spectacular in hand, despite the brightness.
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Album name:Vespasian70 / Imperial Coinage of Titus
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Date added:Mar 29, 2005
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Noah  [Jun 05, 2008 at 01:13 AM]
great, great coin
Cayo Julio Csar  [Nov 20, 2011 at 09:28 AM]
fake????!!
David Atherton  [Nov 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM]
No, the coin is not fake, the picture is horrible. Why would you assume fake?