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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 512

Titus. AD 79-81. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.21 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 1 January-30 June AD 80.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 512.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Roman Imperial, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 000

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Titus. AD 79-81. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.21 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 1 January-30 June AD 80. Laureate head right / Trophy of arms; to left, Britannia seated left in attitude of mourning; to right, bound British captive seated right. RIC II.1 102; RSC 306. Toned, a few marks. Near EF.

This denarius commemorates Agricola’s victory in Britain at the river Tay, for which Titus was proclaimed imperator for the fifteenth time. Beginning in AD 77, Gnaeus Iulius Agricola, legate of Britannia, began expanding Roman control over the rest of the island. He pushed northward into Scotland and defeated the Caledonians at Mons Graupius in AD 83.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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