The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the Lapworth Museum of Geology and the University of Birmingham Collections - Objects
Your search has been limited to 200 records. As your search has brought back a large number of records consider using the 'Advanced Search' feature which enables you to use more search terms to bring back a more accurate set of records.
ID number: BIRBI-R1028
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Artist / Maker: Titus (79-81)
Title / Object name / Definition: Denarius
Object type: Coin
Place made: Mint of Rome
Date made: 79
Measurements: 3.5 g
Description: Obverse: Bust of Titus, wearing a laurel wreath.
Reverse: Venus standing, holding a helmet in her right hand and a spear in her left. Although not traditionally associated with the military, Venus was used by some Romans (notably Julius Caesar and Augustus) in a military context. Titus ruled for only two years, during which the Coliseum was dedicated. The titles of Titus encapsulate the imperial (Caesar, Augustus) the religious (Pontifex Maximus) and the secular/republican (Tribunicia Potestate, Consul).
Inscriptions / Translations: Obverse: IMPTITVSCAESVESPASIANAVCPM• (Commander Titus Caesar Vespasian Augustus Chief Priest)
Reverse: TRPVIIIIIMPXIIIICOSVIIPP ([in his] ninth Tribunician Power, Victorious General fourteen times, Consul seven times, Father of his Country)
1 Related Media Item
1 Related People & Organizations
|<< Viewing record 151 of 200 >>|
Content Copyright © The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the Lapworth Museum of Geology and the University of Birmingham Collections . All Rights Reserved. This website is powered by Mobius 1.4.1
16 queries were performed to generate this page in 1.397 secs.