David Atherton Posted August 13, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 13, 2022 (edited) I was attracted to this one by the exquisite portrait, not to mention the reverse type is also fairly rare at Lugdunum too. Titus as Caesar [Vespasian] Æ Dupondius, 12.42g Lyon mint, 77-78 AD Obv: T CAES IMP AVG F TR P COS VI CENSOR; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.; globe at point of bust Rev: ROMA in exergue; S C in field; Roma std. l. on cuirass, with wreath and parazonium; behind, shields RIC 1263 (R). BMC -. BNC 866. Acquired from Civitas Galleries, August 2022. Lugdunum (modern Lyon) after a brief hiatus struck a fairly large issue of aes coinage under Vespasian in 77 or 78, likely in response to a coin shortage in the Western provinces. Most of the reverse types copy those produced at Rome, such as this Roma. H. Mattingly in BMCRE II says this about the type - 'The wreath which Roma holds on the dupondius is the sign of Victory, or, perhaps rather the rejoicing for it.' The traditional Greek Amazon guise of Roma is copied from the coinage of Nero and likely is based on a familiar cult image of the goddess. Missing from the BM. Post your Roma coins! Thanks for looking! Edited August 13, 2022 by David Atherton 21 1 1 1 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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