Titus 79-81 AD
Silver denarius, 18 mm, 3.37 gm.
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.