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Titus as Caesar RIC II V0366
Titus as Caesar. 69-79 A.D. Rome Mint. 72-73 A.D. (3.38g, 19.7mm, 6h). Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT, laureate head r. Rev: NEP RED, Neptune stg. l. r. foot on globe with acrostolium and sceptre. RIC II V 366, BMC V80, RSC 121. Ex Harry N. Sneh collection.

A type issued earlier for Vespasian in 71 AD for Rome, and again in Antioch. This is a type that gives thanks to Neptune for a successful return by sea voyage, here probably Titus return from the east following his success in the Jewish War. Despite the wear and irregular flan, this example has a nice portrait.
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ancientdave  [Jan 31, 2013 at 08:27 PM]
Very nice coin!
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