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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 780. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $235. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. 89 BC. AR Denarius (3.84 g, 5h). Rome mint. Bare head of King Titus Tatius right; palm-branch below chin / 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. Crawford 344/2c; Sydenham 699a; Tituria 5. EF, light gold and gray toning, underlying luster, traces of deposits on reverse. A particularly well-centered, and boldly struck obverse.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica H (30 April 1998), lot 1627.