Roman Coin Ring of Caesar Titus

Date: 74 A.D
Mint: Rome
Obverse Inscription: T CAESER IMP VESP
Reverse Inscription: [TRI POT] PONTIF
Reference: RSC 161a
Grade: Very Fine
Weight: 17.56 grams - total weight includes ring and coin
Description Obverse: Laureate head of Titus as Caesar.
Reverse: Titus seated right on curule chair, holding scepter

This ancient Roman silver coin is set in a modern gold ring. It is a beautiful European hand crafted ring which is only available from Coins of Time. It is engraved with the Roman insignia S.P.Q.R which stood for Senatus Populusque Romanus (“The Senate and the People of Rome”). We will provide a certificate of authenicity with the coin ring outlining our guarantee and detailing the specifics of the coin.


History: Titus was the eldest son of Emperor Vespasian (69-79 AD) and brother of future Emperor Domitian (81 -96 AD) Titus had a distinguished military career with reputation for being competent, but ruthless. When he succeeded his father as Emperor in 79 AD, he cleverly moderated his positions and showed deference to the Roman Senate. However, three extraordinary events occurred during the short reign of Titus. Within a month, Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed Pompeii and nearby towns. While he was visiting the destroyed towns, a fire broke out in Rome and burned for three days, a plague soon followed. But Titus was able to preside over the opening of Coliseum which still stands today in Rome.