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Titus as Caesar RIC 528
AR Denarius, 3.12g
Rome Mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: FIDES PVBL; Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn-ears
RIC 528 (R). BMC 91a. RSC 87b. BNC -.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

This Fides type was issued under Vespasian in 73 AD and possibly is a reference to the grain supply. A very rare coin, this type is one I have not seen in trade. Harry Sneh said he has only seen two for sale ... this example he sold to me and his own specimen. The RIC plate coin would be a third we both know of. The BMCRE cites a specimen from the March 6, 1925 Recamier sale (p. 17).

A large flan and classic portrait makes for a coin with excellent eye appeal.
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Noah  [Jan 02, 2010 at 11:45 PM]
incredible portrait...not many out there this nice stylistically
rexesq  [May 31, 2011 at 01:32 PM]
Very interesting portrait, and a great reverse.... I always like ones with a caduceus and/or poppies.