Sestertius - Titus IVD CAP S C; Judaea

Features

Issuer RomeRoman Empire (27 BC - 395 AD)
Emperor Titus (Titus Flavius Vespasianus) (79-81)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 80-81
Value 1 Sestertius = ¼ Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 25 g
Diameter 34.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
250913
References RIC II.1# 148,
Ian Carradice, Theodore Vern Buttrey; 2007. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 2.1. Vespasian – Domitian (AD 69–96). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.2_1(2).tit.148
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Titus, laureate, left.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII

Translation:
Imperator Titus Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate, Pater Patriae, Consul Octavum.
Supereme commander (Imperator) Titus Caesar Vespasian, emperor (Augustus), high priest, holder of tribunician power, father of the nation, consul for the eighth time.

Reverse

Captive standing to left of palm-tree; Judaea seated right on arms.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IVD CAP S C

Translation:
Iudaea Capta. Senatus Consultum.
Conquest of Judea. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy (?-476)

Comments

Mass varies: 23.87–25.72 g;
Diameter varies: 33–36 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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