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    L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, moneyer. 89 B.C. AR denarius. Head right of Tatius/Tarpeia attempting to thrust off two soldiers who are about to cast their shields at her. Cr. 344/2b, Syd. 699, Tituria 4. AU55 ICG.
    Tarpeia's price for the treasonous act of opening the gates for the Sabines, was the gold bracelets that the foes of Romulus wore on their arms. When soldiers found out about her mercenary plans, they buried her in a pile of their shields, which they threw on her as shown on the reverse of this coin.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (NGC ID# 5RJB, Variety PCGS# 100315, Base PCGS# 527091)

    Weight: 3.39 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver , 5.33% Copper


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