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SOLD: Roman Republic, C. Valerius C.f. Flaccus, Moneyer, AR Denarius, 140 BC

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Origin: Rome mint
Authority: C. Valerius C.f. Flaccus, Moneyer
Denomination: AR Denarius
Composition: Silver
Date: 140 BC
Obverse: Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet ornamented with gryphon’s head, the visor in three pieces and peaked; earring of pellets in form of bunch of grapes; behind, X
Reverse: Victory, naked to the hips, in big right, horses galloping; she holds whip with thong in outstretched right hand and reigns in left; below horses, C·VA:C.(F); above, FLAC; in exergue, ROMA
Size: 18.26mm, 3.8g, 10h
Grade: VF, well-centred, lightly toned, edge cracks
References: Crawford 228/2; Valeria 7; Sydenham 440; BMCRR I 879
General: Not much is known about the moneyer C.Valerius. The reverse of Victory driving a biga was thought to have been introduced as tribute to the defeat of Perseus of Macedon at the battle of Pydna by Lucius Aemilius Paulus in 168 BC.
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