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80 NCG Ch XF Titus AR Denarius Roman Empire Throne Coliseum Pompeii Vesuvius (20121001C)

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  • Dated Extremely Fine Emperor Titus (79-81 CE) Roman Empire silver AR denarius ancient coin.

  • Rome mint, struck 1 January to 1 July 80 CE (based on titles: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII).

  • RIC 24a; RSC 313, 17.5mm.

  • One of the 12 Caesars (eldest son of Emperor Vespasian & older brother of Emperor Domitian) with a short reign as Emperor from 79 to 80 CE.

  • Significant historic events of Titus' reign were the dedication of the Coliseum, the eruption of Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii.

  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF (edge cut noted, not distracting), well struck and centered with realistic portrait. Edge cut appears to be at obverse 5:00, partially under the holder prong, not distracting).

  • Obverse: Laureate head right, IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M.

  • Reverse: Throne with semi-circular back, decorated with three palmettes, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P.

  • Pedigree: Ex Superior (4 June 1984), lot 1627 (no auction ticket available), catalog and coin can be found at Neuman Numismatic portal, search: "estateofmarvinss1984supe".

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