Titus 79-81 AD

Silver denarius, 18 mm, 3.37 gm.
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Titus facing right.
Rev: TR POT VIII COS VII
Venus standing next to column with spear regarding helmet.

Titus was the eldest son of Vespasian. He won fame as a legionary commander in the Judean War, capturing Jerusalem in 70 AD. Vesuvius erupted in 79, the first year of his reign, in 80 Rome burned; as part of the rebuilding, the Flavian Amphitheatre (the Colosseum) was dedicated.

C. 332; R.I.C. V. 1078.
Ex Dr. Arthur Ziegler collection, 1986.
Inv#: 5829
Guaranteed Authentic

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