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Lot # 163 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$3000 / Unsold: Available at opening bid of US$ + Buyers Fee
Titus. Denarius
Titus. 79-81 AD. Denarius, 3.47g. (7h). Rome, 80 AD. Obv: IMP TITVS CAES [VE]SPASIAN AVG P M. Head laureate right. Rx: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P Elephant walking left, with hatching on body to indicate its wrinkled skin. Cohen, BMC, the Paris catalogue, and RIC all wrongly call the elephant "curiassed". RIC 115 (C2). BM 43. Paris 37. Cohen 301 corr. (2 Fr.). Wonderful portrait. Exquisite elephant on reverse. EF.

Ex CNG's Coin Shop, no. 784112.

The Elephant type probably refers to the games Titus gave to commemorate the dedication of the Colosseum in 80 AD.
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