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91000884

Impressive Thracian Sestertius of Titus

CNG 91, Lot: 884. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Titus. AD 79-81. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 26.64 g, 7h). Uncertain mint in Thrace. Struck AD 80-81. IMP T CAES DIVI VES P F A VG P M TR P P P COS VIII, laureate head right / Mars, nude except for cloak, advancing right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder; large S C across field. RIC II 499 (same dies as illustrated coin); RPC 502. Near EF, dark green patina, minor smoothing in fields, a few spots of porosity.