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Death of Tarpeia

364, Lot: 168. Estimate $100.
Sold for $130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. 89 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.75 g, 4h). Rome mint. Head of King Tatius right; palm frond before / Tarpeia buried to her waist in shields, fending off two soldiers about to throw their shields on her; star-in-crescent above. Crawford 344/2c; Sydenham 699a; RBW 1302 (this coin); Tituria 5. VF, lightly toned, a few scratches.

From the RBW Collection (unsold in Numismatica Ars Classica 63, 17 May 2012, lot 78), purchased from Classical Numismatic Group, April 1994.