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Titus AR Denarius 79 CE June 24-July 1

Titus. 79-81 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.25 gm; 6h).

Struck 79 AD June 24 - July 4

Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate. head right.

Rev: CERES AVGVST, Ceres stg. l., holding grain ears with poppy and scepter.

RIC 3 (R), RSC 31a, BMC 105

Akropolis coins coin #289 purchased Jan 30 2020.

The Ceres reverse was used for all 3 of the Flavian emperors. Some of these coins are quite common and others are quite rare. This coin for Titus as Augustus is rarely seen with the reverse. There is another type with this reverse for Titus which is rarer than this one. The Vespasian and Domitian as Caesar examples are common.

I would love a better less worn example. I will have to wait and see if one appears for sale. In the meantime I will be on the lookout for the very rare examples too.

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