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Titus as Caesar 70-79 AD c 77-8 AD
Eleventh of the twelve Caesars and the first Roman Emperor to come to the throne after his own father. Denarius with very rare reverse of a prow.
Titus was a Flavian dynasty emperor succeeding his father Vespasian upon his death. The reverse of this coin is copied from aurei and denarii of general Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony. Ahenobarbus was offered command but disgusted with the conduct of Antony defected to Augustus shortly before the battle of Actium.Obverse laureate Titus T CAESAR - IMP VESPASIANVS. Reverse ornamented prow right, above star with sixteen rays, eight prominent and eight in the background between the prominent ones COS - VI
Mint: Rome
Provenance: Private acquisition. Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection and Gemini IX 1, 7, 2012

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