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Titus as Empereor 79-81 AD, c 80 AD
Eleventh of the twelve Caesars and the first Roman Emperor to come to the throne after his own father. Denarius, dedication of the Coliseum. Rare facing left portrait of Titus on this type of coin.
Titus Flavius Vespasianus, (Titus December 30, 39 – September 13, 81), was the second emperor of the Flavian dynasty. Titus gained recognition as a military commander during the First Jewish-Roman War fought between 67 and 70. Titus ended the Jewish rebellion after successfully besieging and destroying the city and the Temple of Jerusalem in 70 AD. Under the rule of his father Vespasian Titus was Praetorian prefect, a position that created fear to opponents and had a controversial relationship with the Jewish queen Berenice. As an administrator Titus excelled following the death of Vespasian on June 23, 79. He initiated public building programs in Rome, completed the Coliseum and brought relief to the sufferings after the eruption ov Vesuvius in 79 and the fire in Rome of 80. The reverse of this coin commemorates the 100 day games associated with the dedication of the Coliseum. Obverse laureate Titus IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M. reverse a standing Elephant TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P.
Mint: Rome
Provenance: Private acquisition

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