Obverse: Head of Tatius right, SABIN behind
Reverse: Victory in biga, L . TITVRI below, XXXXII
The family of Titurius Sabinus traced its heritage
to the Sabines, and possibly to king Tatius
himself, depicted on the obverse of this coin.
The Sabines were an Italian tribe, neighbors of
the nascent settlement of Rome, whose
proximity provided a ready source of wives for
the Romans who were lacking women at this
early stage of their history. The event in which
many Sabine women were carried off by Romans
is historically referred to as “The Rape of the
Crawford 344/3. RSC Tituria 6a.