C. Valerius C.f. Flaccus, moneyer
AR Denarius. 3.93g, 18.6mm
MINTED: Rome mint, 82-81 BC
REF: Crawford 228/2; Sydenham 440
OBVERSE: Helmeted head of Roma right; X behind.
REVERSE: FLAC, Victory in biga right; C·VAL·C·F. below horses, [ROMA] in exergue.
The biga was a two-horse chariot used in Rome for a variety of purposes, including ceremonies, transportation and sporting races. At the time it was issued in ancient Rome, a denarius such as this one would also have been referred to as a bigatus, because of the biga depicted on its reverse.
ROMAN REPUBLIC . C. Valerius C.f. Flaccus, 82-81 BC . Denarius . Victory in Biga
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