Obverse: T. CAESAR IMP. VESPASIAN. Laureate
head to the right.
Reverse: PAX AVGVST. Pax seated left.
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