Plenty, if not most, nations have some disgraceful beginnings. But nobody celebrated, and more than likely out and out embellished, shameful beginnings like the Roman's. I posted a hoard that I recently received from Timeline auctions of some funderful "ugly" coins. But I snuck in one RR denarius. Leave it to the Roman's to turn an event like what they did to their neighbors, the Sabines, as a revenge of the nerdsesque panty raid. L Titurius L f Sabinus - Rape of the Sabine Women Denarius 89 BC. Rome mint. Obv: bare head of King Tatius right, bearded, SABIN behind, palm-branch before. Rev: two Roman soldiers running, each bearing a Sabine woman in his arms; L TITVRI in exergue. Craw. 344/1b; Syd. 698; RSC Tituria 2; Sear 249. 3.76 grams. Near very fine. Ex: Timeline Auction Or to go back to their made up beginning, being driven from their homeland by the superior Greeks: Julius Caesar, †44 BC. Denarius fouree, Africa, 47-46 BC. AR 3.84 g. Diademed head of Venus r. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas running l., carrying his father Anchises on his l. shoulder, holding palladium on his outstretched r. hand. Cr. 458/1. Syd. 1013. Or how about your founder being fed by a K9 and then committing fratricide!? CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT(306-337). Commemorative series. Follis. Kyzikos.Obv: VRBS ROMA. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma left.Rev: SMKE. She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; two stars above.RIC 91. Post those coins of Rome's notorious beginning, their enemies ignominious starts or whatever you think is ridiculous to celebrate!