Coin #3 of 2019: Roman Republican Denarius 89 BC (Trigger Warning for snowflakes)

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  1. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    I received this coin in the mail from CNG this week. It is a Denarius from the Roman Republic dating to 89 BC. According to Roman mythology early Rome was populated mostly by men, in order to maintain the population Romulus, Rome's founder and first king, lead a plot to kidnap women from the nearby Sabine tribe. The scene on the reverse of this coin, showing a pair of Roman men carrying a pair abducted of Sabine women. This event, which was known as the "Rape of The Sabine Women" was a popular theme in Renaissance art.

    Please post your Sabinus Denarii

    L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. 89 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.98 g, 6h). Rome mint. Bareheaded and bearded head of King Tatius right; SABIN downward to left, (TA) monogram to right / Abduction of the Sabine Women: two soldiers, facing each other, each carrying off a Sabine woman in his arms; L TITVRI in exergue. Crawford 344/1a; Sydenham 698; Tituria 1.

    "Rape of The Sabine Women" by Pietro de Cortona 1629
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  3. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    That is an interesting reverse. I still have yet to get a silver RR coin but the few you've shown have moved getting one to the top of my list for sure. -d
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  4. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Super coin @Aethelred

    I would really like to have all the reverse types for Sabinus.
  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I really like that nicely centered reverse. Mine is the version with the palm but the flan barely shows it.

    My fourree adds APV on the obverse.

    The other popular Sabinus coin is the Tarpeia and shields reverse.

    There is much less demand for his biga type even if it does have a boat in exergue.
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    How could I not click on that clickbait title. ;)
  7. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    I have to be honest, it was the interestingly off center obverse that made me want this one.

    Which is why I also liked this one:

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  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Nice example @Aethelred. Here are my humble examples L. TITURIUS L.F. SABINUS 1.jpg L. TITURIUS L.F. SABINUS 2.jpg :
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  9. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice additions.

    L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. (89 B.C.)
    AR Denarius
    O: Bare head of King Tatius right, SABIN downward behind, TA in monogram before;
    R: Two Roman soldiers running left, each bearing a Sabine woman in his arms, L·TITVRI in ex.
    Crawford 344/1a,RSC I Tituria 2, Sydenham 698a, SRCV I 249

    L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. (89 B.C.)
    AR Denarius
    O: Bareheaded, bearded head of King Tatius right; SABIN downward behind; palm frond below chin.
    R: Tarpeia facing, buried to her waist in shields, with raised hands she tries to thrust off two soldiers who are about to cast their shields at her; star in crescent above; L•TITVRI in exergue.
    Rome Mint
    Crawford 344/2b; Sydenham 699
  10. Svarog

    Svarog Well-Known Member

    Great coins, all here is mine:
  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter


    RR Titurius Sabinus 89 BCE AR Den Tatius Sabine rape S 249 Cr 344-1a

    RR Titurius Sabinus 89 BCE AR Den Tarpeia buried shields S 251 Cr 344-2a
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