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Julia Titi, Augusta c. 79 - 89 A.D.

Julia was the daughter of Titus and Arrecina Tertulla. When growing up, Titus offered her in marriage to his brother Domitian, but he refused because of his infatuation with Domitia Longina. After the death of her husband Julia moved into the palace with her uncle and his wife Domitia Longina. Ancient historians report that Julia was seduced by her uncle and died having an abortion forced upon her by him. Dio, for example, claimed that he "lived with [her] as husband with wife, making little effort at concealment." Modern historians regard this as likely slander invented after Domitian's assassination. Julia was deified after her death and Martial wrote a poem where in he praised her and wished for her to become the spiritual guardian of the (hoped for) future son of Domitian and Domitia whom he wished to be named "Julius" in her honor. Following Domitian's downfall their wet nurse Phyllis mixed his ashes with those of Julia to ensure they would not be thrown away.

Julia Titi, Augusta c. 79 - 89 A.D.; Ancient Counterfeit

|Julia| |Titi|, |Julia| |Titi,| |Augusta| |c.| |79| |-| |89| |A.D.;| |Ancient| |Counterfeit||denarius|
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 where the bronze core below has swelled from oxidation.
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, 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; 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 hand, transverse spear behind in left; very rare; SOLD

|Julia| |Titi|, |Julia| |Titi,| |Augusta| |c.| |79| |-| |89| |A.D.||denarius|
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.
SH72986. Silver denarius, RIC II-1 p. 222, T388; RSC II 14; BMCRE II T141; BnF III T106; Hunter p. 275, 1; SRCV I 2612, F, slightly irregular flan, weight 3.030 g, maximum diameter 21.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F, diademed and draped bust right, hair in a long plait in back; reverse VENVS AVGVST, Venus standing right, viewed from behind, nude to the hips, right knee bent, leaning with left elbow and forearm on column, transverse spear on far side in left hand, raising up helmet in right hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection collection, ex Zuzim Inc. (Isadore Goldstein, Brooklyn, NY, 2012); SOLD

|Julia| |Titi|, |Julia| |Titi,| |Augusta| |c.| |79| |-| |89| |A.D.||dupondius|
Vesta was originally a household spirit. Later she was personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of Vesta, her sacred flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins. In 394, by order of the Christian emperor Theodosius I in his campaign to eliminate pagan practices in Rome, the fire of Vesta was extinguished.
SL91053. Orichalcum dupondius, RIC II-1 p. 223, T398; BMCRE II p. 256, T257; BnF III p. 270, T271; Cohen I 18; Hunter I p. 276, 6; SRCV I 2617, NGC VG, strike 4/5, surface 4/5, weight 10.683 g, maximum diameter 25.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair piled high in front and coiled in a bun at back; reverse Vesta seated left, palladium in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field, VESTA in exergue; SOLD





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