ROMAN EMPIRE, TITUS GOLD AUREUS, 79-81 AD, As Caesar, RV. Aeternitas NGC GRADE F
Up for sale is an Ancient Roman Gold Coin Titus, graded by NGC as an F with strike: 4 of 5 and surface: 3 of 5. There is also an edge scuff. Otherwise, the coin is in excellent condition.
Titus Flavius Vespasianus was the hero of the Judean rebellion (from the Roman perspective) and a very popular emperor. He presided over the empire during the cataclysmic eruption of Vesuvius, which buried half the towns of the Bay of Naples, including Pompeii. He was described as handsome, charming and generous. Titus once complained that he had lost a day because twenty-four hours passed without his bestowing a gift. He was, however, generous to a fault, which depleted the treasury. If he had ruled longer, he might have brought the empire to bankruptcy and lost his popularity. He died of illness in 81 A.D., succeeded by his brother Domitian.