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Titus as Caesar RIC-1076 [Vespasian]
AR Denarius, 2.89g
Rome Mint, 79 AD
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT VIII COS VII; Trophy, below, captive kneeling r.
RIC 1076(C). BMC 258. RSC 334. BNC 229.

Variously this reverse has been attributed to an Agricola victory in Britain or a 'Judaea Capta' type. It seems more likely to be a 'Judaea Capta' type because Titus does not share the type with Vespasian. One would think a British victory would have been celebrated on both coinages. It seems more likely to be a type that reminds the Roman populace of the young Prince's role in the Jewish War nine years before.

A very decent example of the type with a better than average portrait.
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*Alex  [Feb 27, 2009 at 12:21 PM]
A very nice example, I agree.
Jay GT4  [Aug 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM]
Liked yours so much I got my own!
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