One less on my wish list :-)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by cmezner, Apr 1, 2023.

  1. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    Several CTers have shared their Titus denarius with Venus reverse.

    Finally, I was able to win one - it certainly is quite worn, legends are partially incomplete on both sides; but I'm happy to own one. haven't received it yet and the description only says the diameter, not the weight. Will weigh it when I receive it.

    The strange thing is that I don't agree with the sellers description and attribution, which is: RIC II.1, 34 and legend on the reverse TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII PP.

    In my opinion it is RIC II.1, 15 because there is no “PP” on the reverse legend. The legend is TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII and it was struck before he was named PP.

    What do you think?

    Rome, 79 AD, after July 1st
    RIC II.1 (2nd edition), 15; RSC 268; BMC 255; RCV 2448;
    18 mm, 5h
    Ob.: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG (PM), laureate head of Titus to r.
    Rev.: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII Venus Callipyge, seen half from behind, nude to hips, standing r., resting l. elbow on column, spear in l. hand, helmet in outstretched right

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    Please share your Titus denarii with Venus - they are lovely - or anything relevant.
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  3. Bing

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  4. cmezner

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    next one on my wish list, a Titus denarius with an elephant, like yours @Bing - it seems wish lists never end....:rolleyes:
  5. Cherd

    Cherd Junior Member Supporter

    My Titus is as Caesar with Neptune on the reverse. I honestly don't pay attention to many other aspects of coins other than the bust, and that is what drew me to this one. I haven't noticed many others of Titus that are so detailed.

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  6. Mr.MonkeySwag96

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  8. GarrettB

    GarrettB Member

    Some very nice Titus coins there. Any coin with an elephant is a winner, too! This one with the dolphin coiled around the anchor is a little more faded than the coins I usually like, but Titus seems to command a bit of a premium now (though cheaper than most other 12 caesars obviously). Titus.jpg
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  9. Limes

    Limes Well-Known Member

    Nice score, congrats!

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  10. cmezner

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    ... and the elephants keep coming; it must be a sign that I definitely have to be looking for one;)
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  11. Dafydd

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    Here are a couple of mine.

    RCV 2519


    Titus AR Denarius. Rome, AD 80. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate bust right / TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, wreath on curule chair. RIC 108; RSC 318. 3.06g, 18mm, 6h.


    Titus Caesar, 69-79 Dupondius circa 77-78, AR 29.5mm., 12.32g. Radiate head r. Rev. Felicitas standing l., holding caduceus and cornucopiae. Bastien, Lyon 106. RIC Vespasian 1253.

    Very Fine/About Very Fine.

    From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection
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  12. cmezner

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    Those are very beautiful coins @Dafydd, real beauties. The capricorn denarius is really special. Thank you so much for sharing.
  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I too want one of those. And you’re right! They’re infinite!
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  14. cmezner

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    Bummer :rolleyes: - you are also not helping:D it is what it is:)
  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    That's what we get for being humans, I suppose.
    My dogs never stop looking for that next tasty treat, so I guess we have that in common.
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  16. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Well-Known Member

    Excellent coin @cmezner

    Here are my only Titus denarius, and a Venus reverse that is related since it's for Julia Titi


  17. cmezner

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    @Cucumbor, a Julia Titi:) - another one I have to put on my wish list :D
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  18. Rasinon

    Rasinon New Member

    Thanks for posting. These coins have a special place in my heart as it was the first coin I ever bought at auction. Interestingly enough, it was a whim bid that I never expected to win. Here's mine:
  19. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    @cmezner , congratulations on your new Titus denarius.

    These are the ones in my collection:

    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
  20. cmezner

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    That's impressive @Eduard you really have an awesome Titus set. Love them all:)
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