Coin - Denarius, C. Valerius Flaccus, Ancient Roman Republic, 140 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2252

Denarius, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 140 BC
Moneyer: C. Valerius Flaccus
Minted by Rome
Statement Of Significance:
The denarius, which had been valued at 10 (X) copper as when created in 211 BC, was retarrifed to 16 (XVI) as in about 141 BC. For a short time the numeral XVI was employed on the obverse of the coins to indicate this change but the name denarius remained in use so in 140 BC the XVI form was discontinued and the X returned though it now stood for the name denarius rather then the number of as the coin was worth. Reference: Crawford p. 73 and 262.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.569 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Roman Republic
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 140 BC
Denomination: Denarius
Obverse Description: Helmeted head of the Roman goddess Roma facing right; behind, the numeral, XVI (16)
Reverse Description: The winged Roman goddess Victory driving a fast biga to right; above, FLAC; below, C. VAL. C.F; below in box, ROMA
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Ancient Roman Republic, 140 BC
Mint: Rome (Mint), Italy, 140 BC
References: Crawford 228/1
  1. [Book], Professor Michael Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage, Cambridge University Press, 1974, 262 Pages

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