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Titus RIC II 0112
Titus. 79-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 80 A.D. 1 Jan- 30 June. (3.46 g, 18.87 mm, 6h). Obv: r. to l, out-IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M. Rev: l. to r., in-TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, dolphin coiled around anchor. RIC 112, RSC 309, BMC 72, Sear 2517. Ex David Hendin.

This type may have been issued as a part of a series to commemorate the opening of the Flavian Amphitheater, or Colosseum which was begun under Vespasian and financed, at least in part, by the treasure plundered from the Jewish Temple during the sack of Jerusalem.
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Jay GT4  [Apr 13, 2011 at 02:44 PM]
Great dolphin! A must have for Flavian collectors. Unfortunately I don't have one. Congrats!
David Atherton  [Apr 13, 2011 at 05:29 PM]
Indeed a great "catch"!
Steve E  [Apr 26, 2011 at 05:04 AM]
Congrats!
Bud Stewart  [Apr 28, 2011 at 09:22 PM]
Super Coin. 5-Stars in my book.
Antonivs Protti  [Apr 28, 2011 at 11:20 PM]
Great reverse, my favorite Flavian Emperor. Congratulation
renegade3220  [May 03, 2011 at 08:01 PM]
A great addition to any collection!
Romanorum  [Jan 03, 2013 at 03:14 PM]
This is actually a very nice specimen indeed. One of my favorite emblems to appear on a Roman coin, and one that was to have a wonderful Renaissance history in the press of Aldus Manutius.
Michael K5  [Feb 11, 2013 at 03:18 PM]
I love the reverse. Great portrait with a lot of character!
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