L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. 89 BC. AR Denarius. Tarpeia receiving her reward for treachery

L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. 89 BC. AR Denarius. Tarpeia receiving her reward for treachery

L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. 89 BC. AR Denarius 18 mm. 3.9 gm. Rome mint. Obv: Bare head of King Titus Tatius right; palm-branch below chin Rev: 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. A form of capital punishment in Rome was to be tossed from the Capitoline cliff to the Tarpeian rocks 25 metres below.

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