My first Flavian Cistophorous

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  1. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    This is a scarce coin in any condition. I have wanted a Flavian Cisto for some time but I always thought my first one would be a coin of Domitian. I had been watching this coin until last night's Heritage auction and I decided I wanted it. The price was great and there did not seem to be too much competition. I surmise this is because this slab does not have the magic letters AU or MS.

    Anyway, I really like the portrait of Titus and it has an interesting reverse used by other notables including Nero.

    Please feel free to post anything you think may be relevant.


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    Titus (AD 79-81). AR cistophorus
    (26mm, 7h). Rome, AD 80-81.
    Obv: Head laureate right; IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head of Titus right
    Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by hand and the other by vexillum.
    RIC II.1 516, BMC 149, RSC 398
    NGC VG, scratches.
    2020 May 27-28 Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction #232022 Lot 64156
     
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    A great addition, I know it was just posted but what the heck.

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    Domitia (82 - 83 A.D.)
    AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm
    O: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
    R: VENVS AVG, Venus standing right, leaning on cippus, holding helmet and spear.
    Ephesus mint. Struck 82-83 AD.
    10.29g
    26mm
    RIC II 230 (Domitian); RPC II 870; BMCRE 256 (Domitian); BN 226; RSC 19.


    Titus Denarius

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    Titus (79 - 81 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M•, laureate head right.
    R: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, facing empty throne of a deity (pulvinar) with a triangular back, back ornamented with uncertain objects and a cross at the peak, seat draped with a fringed cover.
    Rome Mint, 80 A.D.
    3.34g
    17.8mm
    RIC II, part 1, 124; RSC II 313a; BMCRE II 61; BnF III 50; SRCV I 2515
     
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Bump just because, for Orfew.
     
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