David Atherton Posted November 22, 2022 · Member Share Posted November 22, 2022 (edited) There are many bronze issues that were minted during Vespasian's reign in which every coin is considered rare. Rare varieties will outnumber common ones. My latest addition is from just such an issue. Sometimes rarity is subjective. Titus as Caesar [Vespasian] Æ Dupondius, 12.09g Rome mint, 72 AD Obv: T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP III PON TR POT II COS II: Head of Titus, radiate, r. Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA; S C in field; Felicitas standing l., holding caduceus and cornucopiae RIC 482 (R2). BMC -. BNC -. Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, October 2022. All the bronze coinage of Titus Caesar's fourth issue dated IMP III PON TR POT II COS II of 72 are quite rare. This Felicitas variety is cited by RIC in only the Rome and Belgrade collections. Despite its fleeting nature early on, Felicitas later became one of the commonest bronze reverse types of the reign. Here she symbolises the prosperity and abundance Vespasian has brought to the empire. As always, thanks for looking! Edited November 22, 2022 by David Atherton 15 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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