Reigned: 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, regretted by all and soon deified by Domitian.(From MONETA, from www.numus.com)

Copper AS (26mm 6.50g) Struck 80-81 A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII laureate head right

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

RIC 127      


Silver Denarius (17mm 3.01g) Struck 79 A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP TITVS VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head right

Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII Quadriga left with corn-ears in cart

RIC II 6, Sear 2506 Ex William C Boyd Collection



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