Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Lucius Titurius Lucii filius Sabinus

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Lucius Titurius Lucii filius Sabinus

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Lucius Titurius Sabinus, son of Lucius, in 89 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse depicts the bearded head of King Tatius, the king of the Sabines, identified by the AT monogram on the right. The inscription 'SABIN', written downwards, refers to the moneyer as well as the portrait.

Later coins of the Republic often had reverse designs alluding to the importance of the moneyer's family. Little is known about the moneyer, though his surname and coin designs suggest that he may have claimed descent from the Sabines.

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Online ID: 000-100-065-637-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15205
Date: 89
89 BC
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; slight wear. Inscription: Obv. Bearded head of King Tatius to right; behind, SABIN, downwards; in front, AT monogram / Rev. Two male figures, each carrying a female figure (Rape of the Sabine women); in exergue, L .
Dimensions: 19.00 x 20.00 mm D / Die Axis: 12.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 344/1a
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: King Tatius
L. Titurius L. f. Sabinus (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by L. Titurius L. f. Sabinus, 89 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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