Divus Titus Sestertius Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater) / Titus Seated RIC 131 Extremely Rare

Ancient Coins - Divus Titus Sestertius "Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater) / Titus Seated" RIC 131 Extremely Rare
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Divus Titus AE Sestertius. Struck Under Domitian 81-82 AD. Obverse: Colosseum seen from front and above between obelisk on base (Meta Sudans) and porticoed building of two stories (Baths of Titus), without legend. Reverse: DIVO AVG T DIVI VESP F VESPASIAN Titus, togate, seated left holding branch and roll on curule chair set on globe among arms; SC in exergue. RIC: 131 Extremely Rare. Size: 32mm, 16.77g. Numismatic Notes: An excessively rare type depicting the most famous of Roman architecture, the Flavian Amphitheater (aka The Colosseum). Constructed under Vespasian's rule, the colosseum was built upon the site previously occupied by Nero's Golden Palace. This type was originally struck as a lifetime issue depicting the living Titus as master of the world, seated atop a globe. This piece represents a significantly more rare type having been struck under Domitian after the death of Titus, but still depicting the same scenes. The only difference is that the reverse legends allude to a deceased Titus instead of a living one. This posthumous type is known for only two die styles, with only subtle differences between the two. The present example hails from the collection of a German historian and pedagogue obtained recently by Romae Aeternae Numismatics. The previous collector has chosen to remain anonymous, but his collection contained many famous types in reasonable-yet-affordable grades. Although pitted and cleaned harshly (most likely electrolysis), it still retains much of its detail on both obverse and reverse. This is a wonderful opportunity to own a rare piece of Roman history that does not come by often, even in affordable grades such as this (better quality coins can go for 10 times this price easily). Due to this item's high value, special arrangements will need to be made for international shipment. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this piece.
Precio SKU: RC0064e
US$ 15,000.00
  • € 9,968.62
  • £ 8,993.25
  • AUD 16,243.88
  • CHF 10,614.38
  • CAD 15,294.38

Cotización al: 07/03/20

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