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 VESPASIAN AVG P M' identifies Titus and abbreviates many of his titles. It also refers to his father, Vespasian, who died in June, 79 AD.

The main mint for the vast output of Roman coins was at Rome. Four main types of workers, both freedmen and slaves, worked there: artists who engraved the dies, men who then produced the coins, bankers who saw that the coinage was released and accountants.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-575-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1959.535
Date: 80
Minted in 80 AD
Material: Silver. Inscription: Obv. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; head of Titus laureate, r. / Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; curule chair, wreath
Dimensions: 17.50 mm D / Die Axis: 5.0
What: Coin Type: RIC 25 a
Coin, denarius
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: Titus
Where: Italy, Rome
Description: Silver denarius of Titus, Rome, 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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