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

165.00 AUD

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
Reference:
Crawford 228/2; Valeria 7; Sydenham 440; BMCRR I 879
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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