TITUS

Caesar: 69-79 A.D.
Augustus: 79-81 A.D.



TITVS FLAVIVS VESPASIANVS, born in 39 to Vespasian and Flavia Domitilla, gained fame in the Judaean campaign of 66-70 where he initially commanded one legion but took over when Vespasian engaged Vitellius in a civil war. When Vespasian won in December, 69, Titus became his expected heir since his brother Domitian was eleven years younger. Titus shared every office with his father for nearly ten years and succeeded smoothly to the throne when Vespasian died on June 24, 79. He ruled very wisely but died after a brief illness on September 13, 81 A.D., regretted by all and soon deified by Domitian.
(From MONETA, available from www.numus.com)

 

The Denarii



Silver Denarius (18mm) Struck 71 A.D. in Rome as Caesar under Vespasian

Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT Laureate head right

Rev: NEP RED Neptune standing left holding acrostolium and scepter, foot on globe.

RIC 155 (Vesp), RSC 121, Sear 2433 var    Harry Stewart Collection



Silver Denarius (17.8mm, 3.43gr) Struck 71 A.D. in Rome as Caesar under Vespasian

Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT Laureate head right

Rev: NEP RED Neptune standing left holding acrostolium and scepter, foot on globe.

RIC 155 (Vesp), RSC 121, Sear 2433 var     Tom Mullally Collection



Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.2gr) Struck 78 A.D. in Rome as Caesar under Vespasian

Obv: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS Laureate head right

Rev: Sow with 3 piglets IMP XIII in exergue.

RIC 220 var, RSC 104, Sear 2443     Joe Mastrario Collection



Silver Denarius (18mm) Struck 79 A.D. in Rome as Augustus

Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head right

Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII Quadriga containing ears of grain, left

RIC 6, RSC 276, Sear 2506    Harry Stewart Collection



Silver Denarius (17mm, 3.01gr) Struck 79 A.D. in Rome as Augustus

Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head right

Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII Quadriga containing ears of grain, left

RIC 6, RSC 276, Sear 2506    Kevin Ingleston Collection



Silver Denarius 20x17mm (3.32gr) Struck 79 A.D. in Rome as Augustus

Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM Laureate head right

Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XV COS VII P P Radiate figure, standing atop rostral column, holding spear

RIC 16a, RSC 291, Sear 2509 var      Brett Telford Collection



Silver Denarius (17mm, 3.5gr) Struck 79 A.D. in Rome as Augustus

Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Titus, his laureate head right

Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XV COS VII P P Male Jewish captive kneeling right, hands bound behind, in front of trophy made of helmet, cuirass, crossed swords and shield.

RIC 17, RSC 295, Sear 2505 var    Joe Winnett Collection



Silver Denarius (18.05mm, 3.33gr) Struck 80 A.D. Rome as Augustus

Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM Titus, his laureate head right

Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII PP Dolphin coiled around an anchor.

RIC 26a, RSC 309, Sear 2517   Jan de Veen Collection

The Sestertii


Orichalcum Sestertius (33mm, 20.84gr) Struck 80 A.D. Rome as Augustus

Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG PM TR P PP COS VIII Titus, his laureate head right

Rev: VESTA S C Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter.

RIC 106, Cohen 343, Sear 2534   Jan de Veen Collection

 

The Dupondii

Orichalcum Dupondius 27mm (12.47gm) Struck 74 A.D. in Rome as Caesar under Vespasian

Obv: T CAESAR IMP COS III CENS Titus, his radiate head right.

Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA S - C Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia.

RIC 665 (Vesp), Cohen 81, Sear 2466 var.     Mark Lehman Collection

The Asses


Copper As (26mm) Struck 80-81 A.D. in Rome as Augustus

Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII Titus, his laureate head left

Rev: GENIO P R S C Genius standing left, sacrificing out of a patera over an altar, holding a cornucopiae

RIC 127, Cohen 97, Sear 2548 var      Kevin Ingleston Collection

 

The Fractions

Orichalcum Semis 16mm (2.47gm) Struck 71-72 A.D. in Samosata, Commagene as Caesar under Vespasian

Obv: T CAESAR IMP Titus, his laureate head right.

Rev: P M TR POT Winged caduceus

RIC 807 (Vesp) var, Sear 2487 var.    Mark Lehman Collection

 

 

Divus Vespasian Issues


Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.35gr) Struck 80-81 A.D. by Titus in Rome

Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS Laureate head right

Rev: Shield inscribed S C supported by two capricorns

RIC 63 (Titus), RSC 497, Sear 2569     Brett Telford Collection

 

Restoration Issues


Orichalcum Dupondius (27 mm, 10.14 gr) Struck 80 A.D. by Titus in Rome

Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER Radiate head of Augustus left

Rev: IMP T VESP AVG REST - S C Victory alighting left holding shield inscribed SPQR.

RIC 189 (Titus), Cohen 557, Sear 2580    Mark Lehman Collection



Bronze As (26mm, 9.3gr) Stuck 80 A.D. under Titus in Rome

Obv: DIVVS AV-GVSTVS PATER Radiate head of Augustus left, star above

Rev: IMP T CAES AVG RESTITVIT Eagle on globe, head to right, S-C above

RIC 198 (Titus), Sear 2584     Brett Telford Collection