Constructed under Vespasian’s rule, the Colosseum was built upon the site previously occupied by Nero’s Golden Palace. This type was originally struck as a lifetime issue depicting the living Titus as master of the world, seated atop a globe. This piece represents a significantly more rare type having been struck under Domitian after the death of Titus, but still depicting the same scenes. The only difference is that the reverse legends allude to a deceased Titus instead of a living one. This posthumous type is known for only two die styles, with only subtle differences between the two.
Colosseum seen from front and above between obelisk on base (Meta Sudans) and porticoed building of two stories (Baths of Titus)
Titus, togate, seated left holding branch and roll on curule chair set on globe among arms
DIVO AVG T DIVI VESP F VESPASIAN, SC in exergue
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