Roman Republic coin, silver, AR denarius. Minted by Titus Vettius Sabinus, a moneyer (tresviri monetalis) in 70 B.C.E. The head of the bearded Tatius, king of the Sabines in profile, on obverse with the inscriptions "SABINVS" left, "S.C" right, and "TA" below his chin. On reverse, a magistrate in a chariot holds a staff in his left hand and the reins in his right, an ear of corn behind, with the inscriptions "IVDEX" above and "T.VETTIVS" in the exergum.
Date: 70 B.C.E.
Remarks: The presence of Tatius refers to the claim of the moneyer's family to Sabine origin, as indicated by his use of Sabinus as a cognomen. Small semi-circular piece missing at edge of coin.
Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values" , London 2000 (Vol I), #339, pg 136; Edward A. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic, London, 1952, #905.
|Title||T. Vettius Sabinus|
|Credit line||Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas|