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Live auction - brm_553808 - TITURIA Denier

TITURIA Denier AU/AU
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:31:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 89 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,97 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, bien centré au droit mais légèrement décentré au revers. Superbe revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec des reflets bleutés au revers
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de Bourgey (2018) et de la collection du Docteur Thierry de Craeker

Obverse


Obverse legend : SABIN.
Obverse description : Tête nue et barbue de Tatius à droite ; une palme sous le menton.
Obverse translation : “Sabinus”, (Sabinus).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [L. TITVRI] À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Deux soldats romains courant enlevant chacun une Sabine dans leurs bras.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Titurius”, (Lucius Titurius).

Commentary


Le revers commémore l’enlèvement des Sabines. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 294 coins de droit et de 327 coins de revers pour trois variétés.

Historical background


TITURIA

(89 BC)

The gens Tituria is of Sabine origin and may be descended from Tatius, a contemporary Sabine king of Romulus..

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