C. Valerius C.f. Flaccus, Moneyer
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
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
18.26mm, 3.8g, 10h
VF, well-centred, lightly toned, edge cracks
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.