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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