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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: Ti. Veturius
Held Office: 137 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Mars right. "X" between back of neck and end of crest, "TI•VET" (VET in monogram) behind.
Reverse: Oath-taking scene - two warriors face each other, one bearded and without armour, one beardless and in armour; each holds spear in left hand and wth sword in right hand touches pig held by kneeling figure between them. "ROMA" above.
Reference: RCVM 111, RSC Veturia 1, RRC 234/1
Weight: 3.9 gms
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Veturia gens

The Veturia gens was one of the most ancient of Rome, it was patrician and plebeian, and it is said to have been of Sabine origin. The reverse type represents the mode of taking an oath amongst the inhabitants of Italian states, and may refer to an ancestor who took an active part in the close of the third Samnite war in 290 BC.

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