Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ro1974, Oct 30, 2021.
Titus (69-81) - AE As (Rome, 80, 10.29 gr.)
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Mine has a pretty spectacular portrait (in my opinion) but certainly has many issues as you see.
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
@ro1974 & @Clavdivs. Somewhat of a serene expression in both.
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).
@ro1974! Also on your coin, @Clavdivs. Man, I love a great realistic portrait like those.
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!
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.
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.
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.
you to, thats nice hearing
great coins you all have posting
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
RIC 20 (R2)
Ex-Dara Museum E-Auction 2 lot 979
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