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Vespasian & Titus Caesar Alexandrian Drachm

David Atherton

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This is one you don't see everyday. Although a budget example, it still has a lot of eye appeal.




Æ Drachm, 18.63g
Alexandria mint, 75-76 AD
Obv: ΑΥΤΟΚ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒΑ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΥ, LH; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΤΙΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
RPC 2448 (7 spec.). Emmett 209.8. Dattari-Savio 350-351.
Acquired from Incitatus Coins, March 2023.

A bronze drachm struck at Alexandria in regnal year 8 (75-76) that boldly advertises Titus Caesar as Vespasian's heir. This type was struck slightly more commonly on the tetradrachm the same year.

In hand.



And here is the tetradrachm variety.



Please share your double portraits!

As always, thank you for looking!!

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Nice coin


7 hours ago, David Atherton said:

Please share your double portraits!

Here is double portrait of Vespasian. Laureate head of Vespasian and Vespasian with crown of Isis.  His portrait is unambiguous :classic_smile:.


AE Diobol
Obv.: [AVT]OK KAIΣ ΣEBA OVEΣΠ[AΣIANOV], laureate head rigt
Rev.: LΓ, year=3, bust of Isis (Vespasian with crown of Isis) right, lotus flower atop head
AE, 9.80g, 25mm
Ref.: RG 287, D 379, RPC 2430


OK, here a real Double portrait:


Alexandria, year 2, AD 41-42
Billon Tetradrachm
Obv.: TI KΛAYΔI KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓEPMANI, laureate head right, date LB before
Rev.: ANTΩNIA ΣEBAΣTH, bust of Antonia right
Billlon, 24mm
Ref.: Dattari 114




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