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A Titus I can be Proud of owning


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I won this beautiful Titus As. I love the portrait. Early Roman imperial bronzes in high grade are some of my favorite ancient coins. I found bronzes of Titus to be especially difficult to find in nice shape. This coin was minted from 80-81 AD and features Aeternitas. Post your Titus or early Roman bronze coins. 

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Congragulations on winning this one! I was the underbidder on it and you are right it is a really nice coin. It is also a fairly rare variant of the aeternitas reverse. It is RIC 223 and is an R2 because the word aeternitas is spelled out on the reverse. Congragulations again!!

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Great coin. My first sestertius is also a Titus and I like it a lot. 

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33 mm, 24 g.
Titus 79-81 AD. Ӕ sestertius. Rome. 80-81.
IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, head of Titus, laureate, right / FELICIT PVBLIC S C, Felicitas standing left, holding sceptre and cornucopiae.
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Titus 143; Old RIC II Titus 89.

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AR Denarius 19mm. 3.40g. Rome Mint 79 A.D. Laureate head, r. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Radiate figure standing on rostral column decorated with ships' rams. TR P VIIII IMP XV COS VII P P RIC II 16a; RSC II 289 Good VF. Scarce. Lightly toned with bright lustre. A few tiny light marks.
 

The column on the reverse depicts the monument erected in honor of Octavian's victory of Pompey. The column bore the bronze rams of Pompey's captured ships and was surmounted by a gilded statue.

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I have often wondered what the various parts of a monument signified. Now I know what the monument on this coin means. I wonder if there has ever been an article that focuses on the R side of the coin where the monuments  can be found. Perhaps I will go back on some of my coins and research further a more detailed description of the monuments and their meaning. This same approach might be used for trophies.

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Here is one I am fond of.

 

Titus AD 79-81. Rome
Denarius AR

19mm., 2,78g.
Laureate bust of Titus right "IMP TITVS CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M"
Tripod with dolphin above to right. "TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII PP"
RSC 321
very fine Ex Savoca

 

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That is a nice, expressive portrait of Titus. Nice coin to be proud of.

Left facing bust is unusual, isn;t it?

I have a few bronzes and denarii of Titus in my collection that I have accumulated over the years. My favourite is the Judaea Capta As. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, GERMANICVS said:

That is a nice, expressive portrait of Titus. Nice coin to be proud of.

Left facing bust is unusual, isn;t it?

I have a few bronzes and denarii of Titus in my collection that I have accumulated over the years. My favourite is the Judaea Capta As. 

 

 

 

Titus Ae As Judaea Capta - In-hand - OBV1 - 2022 - June 2024  - 1.jpeg

Titus Ae As Judaea Capta - In-hand - REV1 - 2022 - June 2024  - 1.jpeg

Titus As Victoria Navalis - OBV:REV - VGP - 2023.png

Titus Sestertius - OBV - GP - 2016 - 2024 - 1.jpeg

Titus Sestertius - ROMA - REV - GP - 2016 - 2024 - 1.jpeg

Group of five 5 denarii of Titus - OBV - 2019 - 2023 - OKP - 1.jpeg

Group of five 5 denarii of Titus - REV - 2019 - 2023 - OKP - 1.jpeg

Impressive pieces. I have 3 imperials of Titus 2 being denarii I have a Judea Capta type and an Elephant of Titus. Your Titus AS with victory is incredible it must have costed a fortune that portrait is flawless.

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Assortment of coins of Titus...

aureus as Caesar; den as Caesar with ship prow; den as emperor with wreath on throne; den with shepherd milking goat; sestertius with Annona/ship; As with Victoria; As with Spes holding flower; sestertius with PAX , Balkan mint;   ....

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