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It wasn't planned this way but this week I received two coins from Titus, both with Securitas on the reverse. 

First, a fairly rare Dupondius from Lugdunum minted in 77-78 CE.  Part of a huge issue of bronze coinage, this is one of the rarities.  Only two in Forum galleries, one from the Atherton collection.  RIC 1265 (R)

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=177268

T CAES IMP AVG F TR P COS VI CENSOR
Laureate head right

SECVRITAS AVGVSTI SC
Securitas seated right, head resting on raised arm, with sceptre; to right alter.

Lugdunum, 77-78 CE

11.03g

RIC 1265 Vespasian (R)

Ex-C. Euston from an old mid 20th century German collection with original envelope

Nice glossy brown patina with a handsome portrait.

 

The second, the matching denarius from 75 CE minted in Rome.  This one even rarer. RIC 784 (R2).  This coin is often misattributed as the very common contemporary Pax reverse. The giveaway is the position of the deities head resting in her hand.  The depiction must be taken from a cult statue of the goddess as even Nero depicted her in the same pose on his bronze.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=177768

T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head right

PONTIF TR P COS IIII
Securitas seated left, head resting on raised arm

Rome, 75 CE

2.68g

 

Feel free to post your Securitas or matching coins in different metals.

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Here's a seated Securitas.

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Geta as Caesar, AD 198-209.
AR denarius, 3.24 gm, 18.3 mm, 6 h.
Rome, AD 202.
Obv: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, bare-headed and draped bust, r.
Rev: SECVRIT IMPERII, Securitas enthroned l., holding globe.
Refs: RIC-20; BMC-240; Cohen-183; Sear-7200; Hill-553.
 
 
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Nice coins !

Here are two standing Securitas

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Otho
Denarius, Rome, AD 69
Obv.: IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TRP, Bare head right
Rev.: SECVRITAS PR, Securitas standing left, holding wreath and sceptre
Ag, 3.28g, 19x17mm
Ref.: RIC² 8, RIC 8, Kankelfitz 3

 

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Helena
Siscia mint
Obv.: FL HELENA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Securitas standing left, holding branch
AE, 2.38g, 18.7mm
Ref.: RIC 218

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Agreed, one can never have too many Securitas coins.

I only have 3. First is very special to me, being the first ancient coin I have ever seen (and required some serious research made by specialists because of the bad condition)

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Valens
Augustus 364-378
Valens, AE3. Arles. DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left (or standing left) holding wreath and palm branch. OF-III across fields. Mintmark CONST. RIC IX Arles 9b, type ii(c).

 

My Julian double Maiorina could win, like I'm sure everybody agrees, 1st prize in ANY beauty contests for ancient coins.

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Julian II AD 360-363. Heraclea
Double Maiorina Æ
28 mm, 7,71 g
RIC VIII Heraclea 104
Obv: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG, bust of Julian, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right / SECVRITAS REI PVB, Bull, standing right, head facing; above, two stars. Mintmark •HER(A on •)CL•A

 

But on these the character Securitas is not present on coins, only on legends. Here is my last, this one finally showing Securitas.

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Helena. Augusta AD 324-330. Antioch
Follis Æ
19 mm, 3,71 g
RIC VII Antioch 82
Date Range: AD 327 - AD 329
Obv: FL HELENA – AVGVSTA, bust of Helena, wearing necklace and mantle, right / Rev: SECVRITAS – REIPVBLICE, Securitas, draped, standing left, raising robe with right hand and lowering branch with left hand. MintMark: -/-//•SMANTS

 

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Nice coins. I like the portrait on your denarius!

My Securitas coins are all a bit younger:

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Gallienus, Roman Empire, AE antoninianus, 260–268 AD, Rome mint. Obv: GALLIENVS AVG; head of Gallienus, radiate, r. Rev: SECVRIT PERPET; Securitas standing l., legs crossed, leaning on column, holding sceptre; in field r., H. 21mm, 2.96g. Ref: RIC V Gallienus 280.

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Quintillus, Roman Empire, AE antoninian, 270 AD, Rome mint. Obv: [IMP C M] AVR CL QVINTILLVS A[VG]; bust of Quintillus, radiate, draped, r. Rev: SECVRIT AVG; Securitas, draped, standing l., legs crossed, leaning on column, holding sceptre; in field r., XI. 21mm, 3.00g. Ref: RIC V Quintillus 31.

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Helena, Roman Empire, AE3, 327–328 AD, Trier mint. Obv: FL HELENA AVGVSTA; bust of Helena, wearing necklace and mantle, r. Rev: SECVRITAS REIBUBLICE; Securitas, draped, standing l., raising robe with r. hand and lowering branch with l. hand, in exergue, PTRE. 19mm, 2.88g. Ref: RIC VII Treveri 508.

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17 hours ago, ominus1 said:

..i have many a gal inna chair, but this may be my only Securitas

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That's the Nero I was talking about.  

Reminds me of Seinfeld when George wants to get the security guard a chair😀

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I have a website
http://augustuscoins.com/ed/interesting/SECVRITAS.html
on the meaning of "SECVRITAS" which I learned from Ted Buttrey.

Here is my favorite example:
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Caracalla, 198-217
Sestertius. 32 mm. 24.00 grams.
SECVRITATI PERPETVAE
Securitas seated right, languid air, head supported by right hand resting on back of chair, holding scepter

Sear II 6952. RIC 512d. "213"

Check out that link for the surprising meaning (according to Ted Buttrey, who was a major scholar).

Here is is again:  http://augustuscoins.com/ed/interesting/SECVRITAS.html

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I guess if you can never have enough SECVRITAS you want SECVRIT PERP (everlasting security).

Obv.: IMP C PROBVS AVG

Rev.:  SECVRIT PERP

Field: I

Exergue: VIXXT

Weight: 4.01g

This is a common Antoninian of Probus from the mint of Ticinum. I like the consular bust and especially how the robe is draped accross the emperor's left arm.

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