Silver Denarius 89BC Rape of Sabine Women, L. Titurius Sabinus
CRS204 Group 6 Class 1a (two or more human characters/trophies)
The Rape of the Sabine Women (Latin: Sabinae raptae) is an episode in the legendary history of Rome, traditionally dated to 750 BC, in which the first generation of Roman men acquired wives for themselves from the neighbouring Sabine families. The English word rape is a conventional translation of the Latin raptio, which in this context means “abduction” rather than its prevalent modern meaning in English language of sexual violation.
The earliest Romans were all men. They tricked the Sabines by inciting them to compete in games – “and bring your ladies with you”. At an appropriate moment each Roman snatched a Sabine girl and raced off back to Rome.
Constantine Ae Follis. Trier mint. C316 CE.
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