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Titus as Caesar RIC 449
∆ As, 10.92g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Aquila between two standards
RIC 449 (R). BMC 644. BNC 635.
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, April 2019. Ex Savoca Silver 30, 27 January 2019, lot 337.

The aquila between two standards type was struck early in Vespasian's reign to honour the loyalty of the legions, seen here on the reverse of this rare Titus as Caesar As. The aquila, which featured an eagle clutching a thunderbolt, was the most important standard of any legion. With the recent successful completion of the Civil War and Jewish rebellion Vespasian and Titus knew which side their bread was buttered on! The type was later revived under Titus and Domitian for their cistophori.

Solid portrait with a fetching dark patina.
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Jay GT4  [Apr 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM]
Very nice
*Alex  [Apr 11, 2019 at 01:43 PM]
Great coin.
Mat  [Apr 11, 2019 at 02:53 PM]
Wonderful portrait and historical addition
FlaviusDomitianus  [Apr 11, 2019 at 04:07 PM]
Nice find, different dies than mine.
Nemonater  [Apr 12, 2019 at 12:55 AM]
Very nice catch!
quadrans  [Apr 12, 2019 at 06:34 AM]
Nice piece..