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Titus RIC 01
AR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome Mint, 24 June-1 July 79 AD
Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT VIII COS VII; Male captive kneeling r., hands bound behind back, in front of trophy, consisting of helmet, cuirass, crossed swords (?), and round shield
RIC 1 (R). BMC 1. RSC 334a. BNC -.
Acquired from Hail Cesare, August 2004.

This reverse may be commemorating a British victory or another reminder of the Judaean one.
The coin was minted during the first week of Titus' reign, needless to say its a rare type.

Definitely one of my favourite coins in the collection. The condition alone is enough to take your breath away.
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Date added:Sep 21, 2004
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Forza e Onore  [Oct 14, 2004 at 11:13 AM]
Beautiful coin! Wonderful portrait and unusual reverse!
ancientcoins  [Sep 23, 2005 at 12:16 PM]
Tiathena  [May 19, 2006 at 02:54 AM]
Absolutely Fantastic! What a Gorgeous coin - in Every way!
KenM  [Oct 20, 2006 at 03:27 PM]
very nice
Joe Sermarini  [May 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM]
Noah  [Jun 07, 2011 at 11:49 PM]
very nice!
Legatus  [Sep 05, 2011 at 01:06 AM]
Great coin!! I want one
Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 04, 2012 at 03:37 PM]
not much I can say but wow!
Nemonater  [Jan 20, 2013 at 05:44 PM]
Amazing. I would love to see it in hand!