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Augustus The Sacrilege of Tarpeia Rare AR Denarius Roman Empire 19 BC Silver Coin Sabines Museum Reproduction CSRD0031

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Silver Roman Empire Denarius Augustus, Rome mint, struck 19 B.C. by moneyer P. Petronius Turpilianus. References: RIC I 299; RSC 494; BMCRE 29-31 = BMCRR Rome 4529-31; BN 157-160.

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In the story of the abduction of the Sabine women, Tarpeia was a Vestal Virgin who betrayed the city of Rome to the Sabines when they were attempting to rescue their wives and daughters. Her price for betraying Rome was what the Sabine soldiers wore on their left arms, meaning their gold bracelets, but the Sabines were so offended by Tarpeia’s reprehensible greed and treason that they took her request literally. She met her death under the crushing weight of the soldiers’ shields.

DESIGN:
Obverse side
Bare head of Augustus, right
Legend:
CAESAR AVGVSTVS

Reverse side
Tarpeia, long-haired, facing, half buried by shields, hands raised
Legend:
TVRPILIANVS III VIR

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 3,15 g
Dimensions 19,5 mm

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