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Titus as Caesar RIC-1444
AR Denarius, 3.42g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: IMPERATOR T CAESAR AVGVSTI F; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r; below EPHE
RIC 1444 (R2). BMC p. 98 note. RSC 127. RPC 845 (0 spec.). BNC -.
Acquired from Ephesus Numismatics, April 2010.

The reverse features a turreted female bust, most likely Tyche with the attributes of a City Goddess. Here she is symbolic of the world peace Vespasian has inaugurated after the recent Civil War and revolts in Judaea and Batavia. The type was also struck for Vespasian and Domitian as Caesar and is one of the more fascinating reverses minted at Ephesus.

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Tibsi  [May 03, 2010 at 07:51 PM]
Wow! Wonderful woman portrait!
areich  [May 03, 2010 at 08:22 PM]
Looks like Titus in drag.
Marsman  [May 03, 2010 at 08:29 PM]
You've done it again! Really beautiful reverse.
Randygeki(h2)  [May 03, 2010 at 09:18 PM]
Nice one
Jochen  [May 03, 2010 at 09:20 PM]
I love the rev.
Jay GT4  [May 03, 2010 at 11:15 PM]
Best Titus Ever!
Potator II  [May 04, 2010 at 04:47 AM]
Wow !!
maridvnvm  [May 04, 2010 at 12:49 PM]
a stunner