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Titus RIC-132
AR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 132 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Tripod, with fillets streaming out l. and r., on which are ravens r. and l., and in the center, dolphin over wreath
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

This type is extremely rare with left facing portrait. In all the years I've collected Flavian denarii this is the only one I've ever been offered or seen for sale. RIC cites only an ebay specimen, where are the others? The rarity is woefully underrated in RIC.

Despite the scratches and worn condition this is a wonderful coin, IMHO.
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Lucas H  [Aug 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM]
Outstanding! You have a knack for finding the rarities!
quadrans  [Aug 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM]
nice coin
Lloyd T  [Aug 13, 2012 at 07:16 PM]
Never seen one before - great catch!
kc  [Aug 15, 2012 at 03:39 AM]
the great rarity makes this piece fascinating!
Bud Stewart  [Aug 19, 2012 at 10:33 PM]
I love it!
Randygeki(h2)  [Aug 22, 2012 at 08:09 PM]
nice
Potator II  [Aug 23, 2012 at 05:14 AM]
Every collection needs some cornerstones. This is one of yours