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Silver coin. Repurposed as a token with obverse re-engraved in antiquity. (whole)
(Re-engraved with Greek inscription) (obverse)
Tarpeia standing facing, raising both hands, buried to her waist under ten shields. (reverse)
- Production date
- 19 BC - 18 BC (original coin)
Diameter: 19 millimetres (max)
Weight: 2.38 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Original coin (before reengraving):
19-18 BC. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer.
CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head of Augustus right / TVRPILIANVS III VIR, Tarpeia standing facing, raising both hands, buried to her waist under ten shields.
Ref. RIC 299; BMC 29
Only the figure of Tarpeia has been kept, other details were removed prior to reengraving.
Ref. Mattingly, H. 1932. 'A Mithraic tessera from Verulam', Numismatic Chronicle 12: 54-57
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