The_Collector Posted December 6, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 6, 2022 Hi everyone, I recently acquired this new denarius of Titus. It has the famous elephant reverse commemorating the opening of the Colosseum. However, the elephant is very different from those on most of his other coins commemorating the same event. In mine, the elephant is smaller and his trunk curves upwards while on most the trunk curls downwards. The obverse is also different from most Titus denarii as his nose is more hawk shaped. This of course worried me so I did my research and I found four examples in all of the acsearch archives (that are free to access haha) that have sold at previous actions with three being from CNG. https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=6915224 https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3326344 https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1325164 All of the previous auctions make no reference to the very noticeable difference between the two types of coins. I have not been able to find any further information on the coin and was hoping someone more knowledgeable could share what they know about the differences. Also please share some of your cool reverses! Thank you for taking a look and sorry for the crummy photos haha. Coin Details: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP 3.202 grams 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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