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Sestertius of Titus
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Sestertius of Titus

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Description Obverse: Head of Titus, laureate, right; beaded border. Reverse: Spes, draped, stepping forward left, holding the hem of her skirt with the left hand, a flower in her outstretched right hand; beaded border. This sestertius was worth 1/100 of a gold aureus.
  • From Rubens to the Grand Tour. Academy Art Museum, Easton. 2015.
Provenance Harold Landon, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1943, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription, Latin; obverse] IMP(erator) T(itus) CAES(ar) VESP(asianus) AVG(ustus) P(ontifex) M(aximus) TR(ibuniciae) P(otestate) P(ater) P(atriae) CO(n)S(ul) VIII [Translation] Imperator, Titus Caesar Vespasian Augustus, pontifex maximus, with tribunician power, father of his country, consul for the 8th time [Inscription, Latin; reverse] S(enatus) C(onsulto) [Translation] By senatorial decree
Credit Gift of Harold Landon, 1943

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80 CE (Roman Imperial)
bronze; struck
(Coins & Medals)
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Max diam: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)


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