TITUS GOLD AUREUS – ANNONA ISSUE OF AD 77-78 – XF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN OF THE 12 CAESARS (Inv. 18362)
ROMAN EMPIRE. TITUS, AD 79-81 AD
Gold AV Aureus, 7.38 g, 20 mm. Issue of Rome, AD 77-78.
Obv. T CAESAR VESPASIANVS, Laureate head of Titus right, within dotted border.
Rev. ANNONA AVG, Annona enthroned left, holding sheaf of grain.
BMC 316; Cohen 16, RIC 971.
Ex Vilmar Numismatics LLC (inv. 5090, 2014) and from Gorny & Mosch 195, 3/7/2011, 417.
NGC graded as XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5; Titus commanded the Fifteenth Legion during the Jewish Wars and was the emperor who complete the Colosseum; it was during his reign, a year after this coin was struck, that Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii and Herculaneum.