Titus succeeded Vespasian, his father, when he died. Unlike
Vespasian, however, the reign of Titus was short-lived and tragic. He had to
deal with the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that obliterated Pompey by coordinating
relief efforts in the area as well as related rebuilding projects. From this
catastrophe he went to play the same role following a major fire that broke out
in Rome only to have an outbreak of plague decimate the population shortly after
that. In the face of these disasters all he could do would be to throw city-wide
parties in hopes of restoring some morale. All for naught for he was to die
shortly afterwards himself of obscure causes (some historical references point
to a plot by Domitian but the sources aren't highly reliable).
Obv-IMP TITVS CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head right.
Rev-TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII PP Elephant walking left