Titus AR Denarius 79-80 CE

July 9, 2019

Titus (79-81). AR Denarius, 79-80. 

2.93 g 19.00mm 

Obv: Head right, laureate. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM

Rev: Bonus Eventus standing left, holding patera, corn-ears and poppy; BONVS EVENTVS AVGVSTI 

RIC  89 RSC 25 BMC 106. 

Toned. About VF.

Artemide Aste E-Live auction 8 Lot 268

 

While this coin is rated as common in RIC, it does not come up for sale very often. I really like the unusual reverse with BONVS EVENTVS or "Good outcome". I also think the portrait has a lot of charm. The old cabinet toning is even and lovely.

 

I like the denarii of Titus. I am currently trying to add a few more to my collection.

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