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71 NGC VF Titus Caesar Roman Empire Denarius Neptune Pedigree (20020304C)

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  • Caesar Titus (under his father Emperor Vespasian) Roman Empire silver denarius coin, RIC V366 (rated as Scarce), Foss 12 (attributed to 71 CE).
  • This emission is the first designation of Titus as Imperator. 
  • Certified by NGC to VF.
  • Pedigree: The Morris Collection. 
  • One of the 12 Caesars, served as Caesar 69-71 CE, co-ruler with Vespasian 71-79 CE and sole ruler 79-81 CE.
  • Significant historic events of this period were the dedication of the Coliseum and the eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii.
  • Obverse: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT, laureate head of Titus right.
  • Reverse: NEP RED, Neptune standing left, right foot on globe holding acrostolium and scepter.
  • Neptune is the god of freshwater, the sea and horses in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon.