RPC II, 860

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 860
Province Asia
Region Uncertain
City Cistophoric mint
Reign Titus
Person (obv.) Titus (Augustus)
Dating AD 81 (?)
Obverse inscription IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M
Obverse design laureate head of Titus, r.
Reverse inscription CAPIT RESTIT
Reverse design temple enclosing figures of Juno, seated Jupiter and Minerva
Metal Silver
Average diameter 25 mm
Average weight 10.56 g
Axis 6, 7
External URI(s) http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.2_1(2).tit.515
Specimens 5
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies.
Note The same rev. is normal in the reign of Domitian and was regarded by A.M. Woodward, 'The cistophoric series and its place in the Roman Coinage', Essays Mattingly, p. 157, as a hybrid caused by the survival of a die of Titus after his death, since he thought it unlikely that the restauration of the temple would be celebrated before its completion. This seems, however, quite possible. See H. Jucker, 'Capitalism Restitutum', Jahrb. Bern. Hist. Museum 39-40 (1959-60), pp. 289-93. For the decoration of the pediment, see 867/1.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1948,0704.1
2     P: 1990/405 Leu 50, 1990, lot 295
3     NY: 1996.110.3
4     Bern: 5987 Hess Leu, 1959, lot 342
5     ✸ A. Tricarico coll. (ex Naumann 78, 2 June 2019, lot 735)