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Item Details
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Culture
Roman
Title
Copper alloy coin of Titus.
Work Type
coins (money); archaeological objects
Date
80 CE
Material
copper alloy
Measurements
2.51 x 2.84 x 0.32cm
Description
Researcher's Comments:The unabbreviated legend on the obverse reads "Imp(erator) T(itus) Caes(ar) Ve(spasianus) ... [P(ontifex)] M(aximus) Tr(ibunicia) P(otestas) Co(n)s(ul) VIII," and means "Imperator Titus Caesar Vespasian highest priest, holder of the tribunician power, consul for the 8th time. The reverse depicts the Genius of the Roman People (Genio p(opuli) R(omani)). This guardian spirit is often depicted with a cornucopia. Titus was emperor from 79-81 CE. The mention of his 8th consulship dates the coin to 80 CE. (Elisabeth Campbell, Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University, 7/30/2013)
Repository
Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu
Accession Number
Wright 13
Source
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JHAM Collection
The Sidney Pointer Coin Collection
Inscription Language
Latin
Inscription Text
Obverse: IMP T CAES VE ... M TR P COS VIII
Reverse: GENIO... P R
Selected Bibliography
Van Meter, David.The Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins: A Complete Guide to the History, Types and Values of Roman Imperial Coinage. Utica, NY: Laurion Press, 1991.
On View Status
Not On View
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JSTOR_Wright13_Obverse_DSC_0218.jpg
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