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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.