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First Aureus - Long Desired and Finally Purchased

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edited December 2, 2022 2:56PM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

My main collection is a Liberty $2.50 set but I have a small collection of Roman ancients purchased as a teenager in the 1970's. A 1st Century aureus has long been a dream coin. Now years later I finally purchased one at this week's Heritage sale.

What made up my mind was the chance to purchase a Titus aureus. When I read Suetonius ages ago I recall thinking that Titus was one of the better, but short reigning, emperors unfortunately overshadowed by his famous father Vespasian and his cruel brother Domitian.


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