17. TORQUATUS, to whom Horace addresses two of his poems (Carm.
1.5), probably did not belong to the Manlia gens, but was the same person as C. Nonius Asprenas. [NONIUS, No. 8.]
There are several coins bearing the name of L. Manlius Torquatus, who was the proquaestor of Sulla, as we learn from one of the coins.
The specimen annexed has on the obverse the head of Rome, encircled with a torques
or chain [see No. 1], and on the reverse a man riding a horse at full gallop, with the legend L. TORQVA. (Q.) EX S. C. (Eckhel, vol. v. p. 244.)