Julia Titi was the daughter of the Emperor Titus, and although married, she had an affair with her uncle Domitian. In 83 A.D., Domitian divorced his wife and lived openly with her. It has been said that she died because Domitian forced her to have an abortion but modern research indicates this allegation is false.
Julia Titi, Augusta c. 79 - 89 A.D.; Ancient Counterfeit
Although this coin does not have a visible copper core, we believe it coin is an ancient plated counterfeit. Their are very tiny coppery areas, and, more telling, small lumps in the obverse right field that are typical on plated coins.
SH59891. Fouree silver plated denarius, cf. CNG 196, lot 268 (plated, 1 Oct 08, $955 + fees); Jean Elsen 87, lot 1347 (plated, 11 Mar 2006, 600€ + fees), RIC IITitus 387 (official), aVF, solid plating, scratches, weight 3.145 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 180o, unofficial mint, c. 81 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F, diademed and draped bust right; reverseVENVS AVG, Venus standing right, viewed from behind, nude but for drapery at hips, buttocks exposed, leaning with left elbow on column, helmet in extended right, transverse spear behind in left; very rare; SOLD
SH03411. Silver cistophorus, RIC IIDomitian 231, F, weight 10.6 g, maximum diameter 25.4 mm, die axis 180o, Ephesus mint, 81 - 90 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTADIVI TITI F, draped bust right, hair in a knot in back; reverseVESTA, Vesta seated left, palladium in right, scepter in left; very rare; SOLD
Julia Titi, Augusta, c. 79 - 89 A.D., Thyatira, Lydia
Thyateira (also Thyatira) is the ancient name of the modern Turkish city of Akhisar ("white castle"). The tripod refers to Apollo, whose worship was important at Thyatira.
RP41607. Bronze AE 17, RPC II 941, F, weight 1.650 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, die axis 0o, Thyatira mint, Reign of Titus, 79 - 81 A.D.; obverseIOULIA CEBACTH, draped bust of Julia right; reverseQUATEIRHNWN, tripod altar; rare; SOLD