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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Titius, AE As - Crawford 341/4d
Rome, The Republic.
Q. Titius, 90 BCE.
AE As (14.45g; 27mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Janus.

Reverse: Prow facing right; Q.TITI above; * (control) to right.

References: Crawford 341/4d; Sydenham 694b (R4); Banti 8 (R7); Titia 4.

Provenance: Ex Naville 50 (23 Jun 2019) Lot 386.

This coin has a few problems, but it is exceptional in several other respects that help overcome those problems. First, it is extremely fine, showing practically no actual wear with only a few areas of flatness due to strike and flan production flaws. Republican struck bronzes in EF are extremely rare. Second, it has an exceptional patina. Third, it bears a star control mark before the prow, making it one of the rarer varieties of Titius asses Ė Rarity 4 in Sydenham and Rarity 7 in Banti.
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