A Well Toned Titus

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by David Atherton, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    My latest coin is nothing too fancy, just a workmanlike bronze of Titus Caesar struck in 74 AD. RIC lists it as 'rare'.

    Titus as Caesar
    Æ As, 10.00g
    Rome mint, 74 AD
    Obv: T CAESAR IMP COS III CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
    Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST; S C in field; Aequitas stg. l., with scales and rod
    RIC 749 (R). BMC -. BNC 731.
    Acquired from Civitas Galleries, July 2021.

    Aequitas holding her scales and measuring rod was probably based on a cult image of the deity. She first shows up as an imperial virtue on the coinage under Galba. Not a common type for Titus Caesar. Missing from the BM collection. The rich dark copper toning is quite fetching in hand.

    Feel free to post your toned beauties.
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  3. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    An excellent coin with a very nice portrait. Anything missing from the BM collection has to be rare.
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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I don't 'collect' this period except as part of my 'general' collection but there is something appealing about the 'look' that can make a coin like these follow me home. My later (80AD?) Titus is not the scarce one but has points for tone. I got it in 2013 from the late Don Zauche.
  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice looking bronze, David. I like the colors of it.
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