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Roman Empire, Titus for his daughter Julia Titi, Dupondius

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Roman Empire, Titus for his daughter Julia Titi, Dupondius (obverse) Roman Empire, Titus for his daughter Julia Titi, Dupondius (reverse)

The dupondius was an ancient Roman weight that was issued as a coin worth 2 asses already at the time of the Roman Republic. In the Roman imperial epich the dupondius was mostly made from orichalcum (brass), an alloy from copper and zinc. This dupondius was issued by Emperor Titus (79-81). It shows his only daughter Julia Titi, at the age of about twelve or thirteen. On the reverse is Vesta, the goddess of hearth, home and the sacred fire.

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