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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.79.178
People
Titus, Roman (r. 79-81 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Titus in memory of Augustus, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
80-81 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196477
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
22.07 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Date on Object
COS VIII
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
  • inscription: reverse: SC large, in centre
    IMP [T CAES DIVIS VESP F AVG PM] TR P PP COS VIII
    REST just above SC
  • Obverse Inscription: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
  • Reverse Inscription: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII S C REST
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC II.1 2, 399 p. 224
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.79.178
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Deified Augustus, radiate and togate, seated l. on throne with back, holding branch in r. hand and scepter in l. hand; to l., altar; around, DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER.
Rev.: S C; above, REST; around, IMP T CAES [DIVI] VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII.

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