Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Titus

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Postcard of Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Titus.
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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Titus

This silver coin was minted in Rome by the emperor Titus in 80 AD. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse has the head of Titus wearing a laurel wreath facing to the right. The inscription 'IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIANVS P M' identifies Titus, his titles Caesar, Imperator, and Pontifex Maximus, and his father, Vespasian, who died in 79 AD.

Titus became emperor on his father's death, but he had participated in many aspects of government for many years before then. He ruled only briefly on his own, until his death in 81 AD. He was succeeded by his brother Domitian.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-567-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C10493
Date: 80
Minted in 80 AD
Material: Silver; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. IMP TITUS CAES VESPASIANVS P M; laureate head right / Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; elephant to left
Dimensions: 16.50 x 18.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.0
What: Coin Type: RIC 22a
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Titus
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Empire
Description: Silver denarius of Titus, Rome, AD 80
  • Mattingly, Harold and Sydenham, Edward A. The Roman Imperial Coinage. Vol. II. Vespasian to Hadrian. London: Spink & Son, Ltd, 1926. 
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