Flavius Victor

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Egry, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Egry

    Egry Supporter! Supporter

    Hi All, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, a busy few months, but I have been lurking in the background reading posts and threads. It looks like that despite what is happening in the world at the moment coin people persevere!

    I purchased a coin at one of the recent Roma auctions that I haven’t seen come up for sale before. Let me warn you that it is not pretty and more of a budget coin, but regardless it is being proudly added to my collection filling one of the last few gaps.

    As per the Roma description:


    Flavius Victor Æ 13mm. Uncertain mint, AD 387-388. [D N] FL VICTOR P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right / SPES R[OMANO]RVM, camp gate with two turrets; star above, [mintmark in exergue]. Cf. RIC IX 29b (Arelate) or 55b (Aquileia) for type. 0.69g, 13mm, 6h.

    Please share your Flavius Victor coin or any information you would like to share about him.

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  3. rrdenarius

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    your coin is a good example of good things in small packages, congrats on filling a gap
     
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  4. Egry

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    Agreed.

    not everyone is sleeping? Learning Classical Latin at the moment. Let me know if I’m close please.
     
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  5. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Congrats, he's a tough one.

    I lucked into mine in an eBay lot a few years ago; can't count on that type of luck again!
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  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Great pickup, @Egry ! And glad to see you posting again.


    FLAVIUS VICTOR
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    RI Flavius Victor 384-388 CE AE4 14mm 1-8g Aquileia Camp Gate Star SMAQS RIC IX 55b-2 LRBC1104
     
  7. Pishpash

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    Flavius Victor
    Coin: Bronze AE4
    D N FL VICTOR P F AVG - pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
    SPES ROMANORVM - campgate, four layers, two turrets, star above, no doors.
    Exergue:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Mint: Trier (AD 387-388)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 12.00g / 0.76mm / -
    References:
    • RIC IX Trier 87c
    • Cohen 5
     
  8. Alwin

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    FLAVIUS VICTOR, Siliqua
    MDPS, Milan
    1.77 g - 17.5 mm
    S 4210 - C 6 - RIC IX 19b
    DN FL VICTOR PF AVG, Diademed bust right
    VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma enthroned facing, head left, holding globe and reverted spear
     
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  9. Egry

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    Very nice. That’s what I’m after.
     
  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I appreciate the way the stones 'wave' in this Arles version.
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  11. gsimonel

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    Congratulations on adding a tough emperor. Yours is in much better shape than mine, which is from Rome:
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    (Bronze) AE IV
    Rome mint, A.D. 387-388
    Obv: D N FL VIC-TOR P F AVG
    Rev: SPES RO-MA-NORVM - Campgate with star between two turrets
    [RB?] in exergue
    RIC 59
    13mm, 0.9g.

    Flavius Victor was the infant son of the usurper Magnus Maximus, proclaimed emperor by his father in order to add a sense of legitimacy to his own claim to the throne. When Theodosius I decided to contest their claims, both father and son were executed by forces loyal to Theodosius.
     
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  12. PlanoSteve

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    Congrats! That is a nice, "honest" specimen...worthy in most collections IMO! ;)
     
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