Obverse: Laureate head of the Emperor, right.
IMP. TITVS CAES. VESPASIAN AVG.
Reverse: TR. P. VIIII. IMP. XV. COS. VII. P.
Born in 41 AD, Titus was the elder son of
Vespasian and Flavia Domitilla and was
educated with Britannicus, the ill-fated son
of Claudius. He later served in Germany and
Britain and commanded a legion in his
father's Jewish campaign. When Vespasian
left to assume the purple, Titus remained to
carry on the war and captured Jerusalem in
70 AD. On his return to Rome, Vespasian
made him his colleague in government and
his succession in 79 AD was smooth.
Remembered as a benevolent emperor, his
premature death in 81 AD was deeply