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Titus RIC 12
AR Denarius, 3.41g
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; Trophy; below, captive kneeling r.
RIC 12 (R). BMC 5. RSC 274a. BNC 4.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

Minted in 79 AD as Augustus, the captive and trophy type is a carry-over from Titus' last issue as Caesar under Vespasian and is a reminder of his part in defeating the Jews nine years before.

The portrait is one of the more skillfully rendered ones from the series and almost excuses the off-center strike.
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Randygeki(h2)  [Mar 22, 2010 at 07:40 PM]
nice portrait
Jay GT4  [Mar 22, 2010 at 08:14 PM]
I've been looking for one of these for a while now. Congrats!
Tibsi  [Apr 02, 2010 at 08:06 PM]
Great portrait!