I was really thrilled when this coin recently arrived in the mail. It's much better in hand than I had initially hoped. Titus as Caesar Æ As, 11.03g Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian) RIC 914 (R). BMC 728. Obv: T CAESAR IMP COS V; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r. Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l. with flower Acquired from eBay, April 2019. A small issue of bronze was struck by the Rome mint in 76. The asses of this issue were produced on larger than normal flans (27-28mm) and at a slightly heavier weight. Surprisingly, this Spes type from 76 struck for Titus Caesar is fairly rare with many specimens sharing this coin's die combination. Spes was a fairly common reverse type of the dynasty and was likely copied from a well known cult statue. As the goddess of hope, she is the perfect 'heir apparent' personification for a future emperor. As Mattingly put it in BMCRE II - 'The flower is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward.' A very pleasing coin sporting a rich coppery hue.