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Divus Vespasian(us)
RIC II 361 (Titus), RSC 146.
Divus Vespasian, struck under Titus, denarius.
Rome mint, 80-81 AD.
Obv. DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right.
Rev. EX S C in exergue, slow quadriga left, car ornamented with swag across front, two figures brandishing spears, Victories flanking quadriga above.

This coin, minted by Titus in honor of his deceased father, is a 10th anniversary commemorative of the triumph held in Rome after the reconquest of Judaea.

The quadriga on the reverse is a tensa, a chariot shaped like a temple in which the attributes of the divine Vespasian were borne to the Circus in the procession before games, an honor to the deceased Vespasian voted to him by the Senate, EX S C (source: information from Curtis L. Clay).

Good silver and nice details. Nothing better than a quadriga reverse!
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David Atherton  [Apr 17, 2009 at 01:13 PM]
That really is a great portait on the obverse. Nice example of an interesting type.
Titus Pullo  [Apr 17, 2009 at 08:31 PM]
Nice find!
rexesq  [Apr 25, 2011 at 03:54 PM]
Very nice example of this type, I agree, quadriga reverses on Imperial Roman coins are wonderful.