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Titus RIC 08
AR Denarius, 3.46g
Rome mint, 79 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII; Quadriga l., with corn ears
RIC 8 (R). BMC p. 224 note. RSC 276. BNC 5.
Ex Harlan J. Berk 168, 16 March 2010, lot 243.

This denarius of Titus as Augustus was struck very early in his reign. Part of a rare issue, the reverse legend lacks the normal P P (Pater Patriae or 'Father of his country') found on later issues.

The quadriga reverse is a carry-over type from Titus' last series minted under Vespasian.

I really like this portrait, a classic example of what his mint workers were capable of.

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Noah  [Feb 16, 2010 at 01:26 AM]
wonderful coin!!
Jay GT4  [Feb 16, 2010 at 01:54 AM]
Love the full name and the raised legs of the Quadriga
Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 16, 2010 at 03:34 AM]
very nice!
Tibsi  [Feb 17, 2010 at 01:14 PM]
Great portrait, nice coin!
Marsman  [Mar 29, 2010 at 05:50 PM]
Lovely horses and a great portrait!