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Rape of the Sabines

Triton XXII, Lot: 816. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. 89 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.92 g, 9h). Rome mint. Bareheaded and bearded head of King Tatius right; SABIN downward to left, (TA) to right / Rape 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; BMCRR Rome 2322-3; RBW –. Near EF, deep iridescent toning.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (16 February 2000), lot 159.