titus left head

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  1. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

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    Titus (69-81) - AE As (Rome, 80, 10.29 gr.)
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  3. ominus1

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  4. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Well that is certainly a beautiful coin in all aspects. Congratulations - I love it!!

    Mine has a pretty spectacular portrait (in my opinion) but certainly has many issues as you see.

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    Titus AE As. AD 80. IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, laureate head left / PAX AVGVST S-C, Pax standing left, holding branch and caduceus
     
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Beautiful addition, I like it a lot. Fantastic portrait on it.
     
  6. Curtisimo

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    It’s good to see you Ro! Beautiful Titus.
     
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  7. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Lovely coin.
     
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  8. Carl Wilmont

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    Nice left-facing portraits of Titus, @ro1974 & @Clavdivs. Somewhat of a serene expression in both.


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    Titus, 79-81.
    ARDenarius (18 mm, 3.27 g, 7 h). Rome mint, 79 AD, after 1st of July. [IMP] TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M (outward); laureate head of Titus to left. Rev.TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; male Jewish captive kneeling right at base of trophy of arms with hands bound behind his back. Hendin 1583a. RIC 31 (R2).
     
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  9. Roman Collector

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    That's a handsome coin, @ro1974!
     
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  10. Numisnewbiest

    Numisnewbiest Well-Known Member

    Whoa...what a portrait, @ro1974! Also on your coin, @Clavdivs. Man, I love a great realistic portrait like those.
     
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  11. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

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    I really think its the eye that makes this portrait... in my opinion. A true artist cut this die.. would love to see a mint state die match!
     
  12. dougsmit

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    I felt lucky to find this Titus sestertius (my first Titus) despite the reverse. I got it in 1988 from Ed Waddell. Even then he rarely had low end coins but it seems the obverse of this one made the cut.
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    One sided coins have an advantage. This one is more balanced (equally ugly on both sides but it has a nice face) and came from Dan Clark in 1995. For those who miss it, the SC was in exergue.
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    Some of the coins that I like best came from dealers who usually did not sell coins that low grade but realized that being MS is not the only consideration.
     
  13. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    you to, thats nice hearing:happy:
    great coins you all have posting:facepalm:
     
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  14. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Nice lefties. I just got this very rare left facing Titus

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    IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
    Laureate head of Titus right

    TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P
    Capricorn left, globe below

    Reverse based on the coinage of Augustus

    Rome 79 AD

    3.06g

    RIC 20 (R2)

    Ex-Dara Museum E-Auction 2 lot 979
     
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