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Flaccus, Vale'rius

19. P. Valerius Flaccus, the accuser of Carbo. (Cic. Fam. 9.21.) [L.S]

There are several coins of the Valeria gens belonging to the family of the Flacci. Of these, three specimens are given below. The first has on the obverse the head of Pallas, and on the reverse Victory in a biga, with C. VA. C. F. FLAC. The second has on the obverse the head of Victory, and on the reverse the military standard of an eagle, between two other military standards, with C. VAL. FLA. IMPERAT. EX. S. C. This C. Valerius Flaccus may be the same as No. 14, whom Cicero calls Imperator. The third coin has on the obverse the head of Victory, and on the reverse Mars standing between an apex (Dict. of Ant. s.v.) and an ear of corn, with L. VALERI FLACCI. The apex shows that this L. Flaccus was a flamen, and he may therefore have been either the L. Flaccus consul in B. C. 131 [No. 10], who was a flamen of Mars, or the L. Flaccus, a contemporary of Cicero [No. 18], who was also a flamen of Mars. (Eckhel, vol. v. p. 333.)

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