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RPC-2471-Titus
AR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMO-NOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
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Canaan  [Nov 21, 2017 at 08:59 AM]
Great condition.
Jay GT4  [Nov 21, 2017 at 10:21 AM]
I have yet to add a Titus Alexandrian tet. Nice one!
Joe Sermarini  [Nov 21, 2017 at 11:53 AM]
Nice coin.
Mat  [Nov 21, 2017 at 12:04 PM]
An exceptional addition, congrats
maridvnvm  [Nov 21, 2017 at 12:11 PM]
A lovely looking scowling portrait.
FlaviusDomitianus  [Nov 21, 2017 at 05:04 PM]
Nice one, congrats!
Nemonater  [Nov 22, 2017 at 12:01 AM]
Outstanding!
quadrans  [Nov 23, 2017 at 05:52 PM]
Ohh, I like this