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Denarius of Tituria 5

Silver denarius, 19mm, 3.81gm, issued 89 BC. Rome mint.

Obv: SABIN A PV, Bare head of King Titus Tatius, palm branch before.

Rev: Tarpeia buried up to her waist in shields between two soldiers.

References: Sear 252, Cr 344/2c.

Flat strike on upper obverse.

In Roman mythology Tarpeia, the daughter of a roman commander, betrayed the city to the Sabines. As punishment she was crushed to death and thrown over what was later known as the Tarpeian Rock.

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