Re: Aes of Titus
- Funny you should mention RIC. Yesterday I received a complete set
of RIC (used) in the mail from Charles Davis books. I now have a Roman
coin book collection worth more than my Roman coin collection. But
that's another story.
RIC does not catalog any coin with that inscription, but it does
reference it in a footnote. The coin in question is reign of
Vespasian, Rome mint, #627: AE As. Ob: laurate head, r., T CAES
VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II. Rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS S C: Victory
standing r. on prow, holding wreath and palm. Common. The footnote
reads: Variant of obv. VESPAS in Egger Sale, April, 1913, lot 640.
Hope this helps.
My web page: mypage.indiana.edu/~gsimonel/roman1.htm
--- In Uncleanedcoins@yahoogroups.com, Tim Patterson <tpatters@c...>
> Hi everyone.attempting to
> I have a coin of Titus (obtained from Ernest Miner) that I am
> attribute. The coin is 25 mm in diameter and weighs 9.1 grams.majority
> The obverse is in F condition, laureate bust facing right, with the
> of the following inscription intact:reports
> Unfortunately, the reverse is flat with no detail visible.
> Based on the COSII I know that the coin was struck in 73 AD and Sear
> that all of the Aes coinage was struck in Rome. However, I aminterested to
> know whether it is possible to attribute the coin further. Wasthere much
> coinage struck with that obverse inscription? I have not been ableto find
> a single example with this inscription at Wildwinds, Dirty Old Coinsor the
> Ancient Coin Forum. Times like this I wish that I had a set ofRICs. Any
> help would be appreciated.
> Tim Patterson