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Titus as Caesar RIC II V0972
Titus as Caesar. 69-79 A.D. Rome Mint. 77-78 A.D. (3.17g, 17.9mm, 6h). Obv: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS, laureate head r. Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears. RIC II V972, BMC V319, RSC 17. Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

Late in his reign, Vespasian issued an agricultural series, of which this reverse was a part. The same series was issued contemporaneously for Titus. Annona was the imperial personification of Romeís grain supply, and by these issues, the Flavians were confirming their ability to secure the same.
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Album name:Lucas H / Titus
Keywords:Titus, denarius, Caesar, Annona
File Size:48 KB
Date added:Jan 28, 2013
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SPQR Coins  [Jan 28, 2013 at 02:50 PM]
Great portrait!