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Titus RIC 06
AR Denarius, 2.80g
Rome mint, 79 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII; Ceres std. l., with corn ears and poppy and torch
RIC 6 (R2). BMC p. 432. RSC 270a. BNC 1.
Acquired from Marc Walter, eBay, 25 August 2012.

Minted in 79 AD after 1 July, this is an early denarius, indicated by the absence of P P (Pater Patriae) in the reverse legend.
The Ceres reverse is a carry-over type struck by Vespasian in 79 before his death and adopted by Titus after he donned the purple.

A type that is quite rare and hard to come by in trade. A reverse die match with the RIC plate coin.
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Mat  [Sep 06, 2012 at 03:44 AM]
An interesting piece.
Randygeki(h2)  [Sep 06, 2012 at 05:10 AM]
Very nice portrait
FlaviusDomitianus  [Sep 06, 2012 at 05:16 AM]
Nice catch!
Lucas H  [Sep 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM]
SPQR Coins  [Sep 24, 2012 at 09:21 PM]
A rarity indeed, congrats!
quadrans  [Nov 14, 2012 at 08:06 AM]
Hmmm.. good pick up
Jay GT4  [Jul 14, 2019 at 02:30 AM]
Great rarity
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