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L. Valerius Flaccus, (108 - 107 B.C.)
AR Denarius
O: Winged and draped bust of Victory right, X below chin.
R: LVALERI / FLACCI (downwards on left), Mars walking left, spear in right, trophy in left over shoulder, apex left, head of grain behind.
SRCV I 183, Sydenham 565, Crawford 306/1, RSC I Valeria 11

Mars and the apex recall that the moneyer's father held the office of Flamen Martialis. Crawford concludes the office of moneyer may have been consider a career substitute for aedileship and the grain on the reverse advertises the moneyer would have distributed grain had he been elected Aedile. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
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Skyler  [Jun 19, 2012 at 12:59 AM]
Great Detail and amazing toning
Lloyd T  [Jun 19, 2012 at 01:54 AM]
Delightful obverse.
Randygeki(h2)  [Jun 19, 2012 at 07:38 PM]
Wonderful coin with great color to it
quadrans  [Jun 23, 2012 at 01:48 PM]
Very nice coin
Augustin Caron  [Jun 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM]