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Titus as Caesar RIC 690
AR Denarius, 2.71g
Rome mint, 74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESP; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS III across field; Laurel trees, two upright
RIC 690 (R2). BMC p. 28 note. RSC 47. BNC 122.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

A rare denarius which is somewhat rare for Vespasian and extremely rare for Titus. The reverse is a restoration of of a similar type minted by Augustus. The two laurel trees represent the two planted at Augustus' door.
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srukke  [Apr 20, 2010 at 03:37 AM]
Nice.
rexesq  [May 31, 2011 at 01:25 PM]
Very nice portrait! This is another reverse type I have long admired for it's simplistic beauty. Nice example and good info.