Vespasian’s Deification

After Vespasian’s death, Titus minted several coins to commemorate the success and deification of his father:

Deification (1) Deification (2) Deification (3) Deification (5)

Starting top left and moving clockwise:

  1. Divus Vespasian Denarius. Struck by Titus. Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right / Rev: E-X; SC on round shield set on column, upon which an urn sits, laurel branch to each side.
  2. Divus Vespasian Denarius. Struck by Titus. 80-81 AD. Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right / Rev: EX-SC, Victory standing left, holding shield on palm; seated captive.
  3. Divus Vespasian Denarius. Struck by Titus. 80-81 AD. Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right / Rev: EX S C in exergue, empty quadriga advancing left; dash rail surmounted by statuette of quadriga flanked by Victories holding palms & wreaths; car ornamented with figures of Minerva advancing left & brandishing spear, & garlands.
  4. Divus Vespasian Denarius. Struck by Titus 80-81 AD. Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right / Rev: S C inscribed on shield supported by two capricorns, orb with crosshatching below.
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