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brm_486164 - TITURIA Denier

125.00 €(Approx. 137.50$ | 106.25£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 89 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale à l’usure régulière. Beau revers inhabituel. Patine grise


Obverse legend : SABIN.
Obverse description : Tête nue et barbue de Tatius à droite.
Obverse translation : “Sabinus”, (Sabinus).


Reverse legend : L. TITVRI AU-DESSUS.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) dans un bige galopant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et les rênes de la main gauche ; un trident à l’exergue.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Titurius”, (Lucius Titurius).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 180 coins de droit et de 200 coins de revers pour trois variétés. Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux .

Historical background


(89 BC) Lucius Titurius Sabinus

Marsique the war began after the revolt Asculum late 91 BC The people of Picenium, Samnium and Apulia rebelled against the authority of Rome and the injustice of the Senate. Rome refused to give citizenship to allied Italian cities which revolted in 90 BC, forming the Confederation of Marsi, composed of eight people in central Italy. They chose a capital Corfinium, they renamed Italia. This is the beginning of the Social War. The Senate granted the right of citizenship to some allies to try to break the League, but the following year, Rome was shaken, beaten consuls. Lucius Porcius Cato was killed fighting the Italians. Sulla in 89 BC, won the victory of Nola in Campania on the coalition and took Bovianum in Samnium, seat assemblies allies. He received the title of "Felix" (Happy). The death of Pomponius Silo and leniency towards Rome revolted cities ended the Social War in 88 BC.

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