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Titus RIC-212
Dupondius, 11.40g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, radiate, bearded, r.
Rev: VESTA in exergue; S C in field; Vesta std. l., with palladium and sceptre
RIC 212 (C). BMC 200. BNC 203.
Ex eBay, 9 February 2020.

It's not unusual at the start of a reign for the Rome mint to strike coin types that conjure up feelings of familiarity and continuance. Vesta is certainly one of those types and Titus' moneyers made full use of her propaganda value. She frequently appears on the bronze coinage with her message of religious piety and security. Her main attribute here is the palladium - a wooden cult image of Pallas Athena which oversees the safety and well being of Rome.

Great style and good metal.
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Jay GT4  [Feb 22, 2020 at 12:42 PM]
Great portrait
quadrans  [Feb 22, 2020 at 01:25 PM]
Nice 👍
FlaviusDomitianus  [Feb 22, 2020 at 02:19 PM]
Nice addition
Vincent  [Feb 25, 2020 at 04:23 PM]
Like the brass metal!
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