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Exquisite Portrait of Julia Titi

Triton XVIII, Lot: 1055. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $40000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Julia Titi. Augusta, AD 79-90/1. Æ Dupondius (29mm, 15.00 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Titus, AD 80-81. IVLIA IMP • T • AVG • F • AVGVSTA, draped bust right, wearing hair piled high in front and coiled in bun at back / S C across field; VESTA in exergue, Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left, holding palladium in right hand and transverse scepter in left. RIC II 398 (Titus); BMCRE 257-8 (Titus); BN 271-4 (Titus). EF, dark green and gray patina, some red. Wonderful portrait. Exquisite and among the finest known.

From the collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich. Ex Kurt P. Wyprächtiger Collection; Numismatica Ars Classica 11 (29 April 1998), lot 404.