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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 II Titus 387 (official), aVF, solid plating, scratches, unofficial mint, weight 3.145g, maximum diameter 19.4mm, die axis 180o
, c. 81 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F, diademed and draped bust right; reverse VENVS 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
Catalog current as of Monday, August 19, 2019.
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