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Titus RIC II 0131
Titus 79-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Jan 1-June 30 80, A.D. (3.17g, 18.1m, 6h). Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, tripod with fillets, above dolphin; on tripod, two ravens, left and right, and wreath under the dolphin. RIC II 131(R). BMC 82. RSC 323a.

Darkly toned, this coin is well preserved with only slight wear on the highest points. The hair and beard arent worn, and only slight wear can be seen on the laureate wreath. The largest output of Titus denarii was in the first six months of 80 A.D. which could be due to the great fire of 80 A.D. disrupting mint operations for some period of time. This is like RIC II 128, but with the addition of the ravens above the tripod.
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renegade3220  [Feb 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM]
I can't believe nobody has left a comment on this coin yet! This is an absolute beauty, and desirable for ANYONE'S collection! This is one of my favorite coins in your collection. Great eye, great find, and even better pick-up. Way to not let a coin like this slip by you!!!!
helvetica  [Aug 14, 2012 at 07:05 PM]
Nobody had left a comment because this reverse type is seen on so many fakes. However, most fakes appear to omit the XV on the reverse. This one is a lovely coin.
Romanorum  [Jan 03, 2013 at 03:11 PM]
Pretty fantastic
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