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Titus Caesar Pax With Column As 74AD

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Admittedly, not the most exciting reverse, but a rare variety nonetheless. Perhaps the emerald green patina and stylish portrait redeems it for non-specialists.



Titus as Caesar [Vespasian]
Æ As, 9.63g
Rome mint, 74 AD
Obv: T CAESAR IMP COS III CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
RIC 747 (R). BMC 708. BNC -.
Acquired from Roman Coin Shop, March 2024.

Pax in her various guises was a major theme for Vespasian's coinage throughout much of the reign. The Pax leaning on a column type is likely based on a cult image, while the legend 'PAX AVGVST' advertises the emperor as peacemaker. This is a rare variety of the type struck in 74 for Titus Caesar. Missing from the Paris collection. Obverse die match with the BM specimen cited in RIC.

In hand.


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