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AR Tetradrachm, 12.61g
Alexandria mint, 79-80 AD
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMO-NOIA; Homonoia seated, l., with olive branch; date LB to l.
RPC 2463 (12 spec.).
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, January 2018.

The first issue of Alexandrian tetradrachms for Titus were struck in regnal year 2, 29 August 79 - 28 August 80. They are not as plentiful as the regnal year 3 tetradrachms, perhaps indicating their production began in mid 80 and continued into the following regnal year. Three reverse types were initially coined for Titus - Euthenia, Homonoia, and Sarapis, none of which are carry-overs from Vespasian's tetradrachm issues. Butcher and Ponting have found Titus' tetradrachms were struck with near 19.5% silver fineness from recycled metals, consistent with the earlier issues minted for Vespasian.

Superb portrait of Titus, one of the best I've seen from this mint.
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Canaan  [Feb 28, 2018 at 03:41 AM]
Mat  [Feb 28, 2018 at 04:16 AM]
Very nice
Nemonater  [Feb 28, 2018 at 07:24 AM]
FlaviusDomitianus  [Feb 28, 2018 at 08:47 AM]
Good example of the type.
Jay GT4  [Feb 28, 2018 at 07:21 PM]
Nice David
quadrans  [Mar 01, 2018 at 02:55 AM]
I like this..
Kim B. N  [Mar 08, 2018 at 03:29 AM]
What a face.