ROMAN REPUBLIC. T. Vet. Sabinus, ca. 70/66 BC.
Silver AR Denarius, 3.90 g., 20 mm.
Obv. Head of Tatius, the Sabine king, right.
Rev. Togate figure driving biga left, stalk of grain at right.
Crawford 404/1; Sydenham 905; Vettia 2.
Ex Archer M. Huntington, HSA 1001.1.24852
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5, “lt graffito noted,” the distinguished pedigree noted on holder, attractive glossy dark gray cabinet toning with iridescent highlights.
Archer Milton Huntington was a great philanthropist whose generosity founded and enriched many cultural institutions in New York City. Among these are the Hispanic Society of America (HSA), dedicated to the study of the culture of Spain, and the American Numismatic Society (ANS), where Huntington served as honorary president from 1910 to 1955, the year of his death. Huntington gave to the Hispanic Society a vast collection of coins related to the history of Spain and spanning all periods from antiquity onward. These coins were on long-term loan to the ANS until they were recalled and sold by the HSA in 2012. For a story on the scope of Huntington’s collection and its sale see: