Show me your Nikes (Victorias, too)!

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Nike/Victoria is a popular device on ancient coins. Let's see what you have. Here's one of my favorites:

    Julia Domna
    Roman provincial triassarion
    Tomis, Moesia Inferior AD 193-211
    8.75 gm, 24.4 mm
    Obv: ΙΟVΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CE, bare-headed and draped bust, r.
    Rev: ΜΗΤ ΠΟΝ ΤΟΜΕΩC, Nike advancing l., holding wreath and palm, retrograde Γ (=3) to left.
    Varbanov 4857; AMNG 2811

    Die match to lot 307, A Tkalek AG Antike Numismatik Auktion 41, 24 Oct 2003, which is the coin at Wildwinds: http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/julia_domna/_tomis_Varbanov_4857.jpg

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  3. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    Victory (Nike) over prow on reverse of an AE As of L. Piso Frugi, Roman Republic, 90 B.C.:

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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    PAMPHYLIA SIDE.jpg
    PAMPHYLIA SIDE
    Æ16
    OBVERSE: Head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet, winged thunder bolt countermark
    REVERSE: SIDHTWN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath; pomegranate to left
    Struck at Side, 2d-1st Century BC
    2.72g, 16mm
    SNG Cop 408, BMC 66

    PHOENICIA ARADOS b.jpg
    PHOENICIA ARADOS
    AR Tetradrachm
    OBVERSE: Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right
    REVERSE: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm frond; in left field, ZOP (date) above Aramaic B above ΘЄ; all within wreath
    Arados CY 177 (83/82 BC)
    14.91g, 27mm
    Duyrat 3536–49; HGC 10, 72; DCA 772; BMC 239

    AMISOS PONTOS 3.jpg
    AMISOS, PONTOS
    AE 21
    OBVERSE: Gorgonian head facing on shield
    REVERSE: AMI-SOU to left and right of Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder; ME monogram to left, VTE monogram to right
    Struck at Amisos 80 BC
    7.6g, 21mm
    SNG BMC 1190

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    AUGUSTUS
    AE19 (Semis)
    OBVERSE: VIC AVG, Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm
    REVERSE: COHOR PRAE PHIL, three military standards
    Philippi 27 BC-14 AD
    3.8g, 19mm
    RPC 1651, ANS 677, BMC 23, SGI 32

    Maximianus 10.jpg
    MAXIMIANUS
    Tetradrachm
    OBVERSE: A K M OVA MAXIMIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: L-Xi, Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm branch
    Struck at Alexandria, Egypt, 292-293 AD
    7.4g, 18mm
    Emmett 4147
     
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    M. PORCIUS CATO.jpg
    M. PORCIUS CATO; GENS PORCIA
    AR Quinarius
    OBVERSE: M • CATO • PRO • PR, wreathed head of Liber right
    REVERSE: Victory seated right, holding palm branch over her left shoulder and patera in her right hand, VICTRIX in ex
    Utica, Africa 47-46 BC
    1.4 g, 13 mm
    Cr462/2, Porcia 11

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    AUGUSTUS
    AR Quinarius
    OBVERSE: IMP VII CAESAR - Bare head right
    REVERSE: ASIA RECEPTA - Victory standing left on cippus, holding wreath and palm, snake on either side
    Uncertain Italian Mint 29-27 BC
    1.7g, 13mm
    RIC 276, S 1568

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    NERO
    AE As
    OBVERSE: NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP - Laureate head right
    REVERSE: No legend - Victory advancing left, holding shield
    Struck at Rome, 65AD
    8.5g, 26mm
    RIC 312, BMC 241, S 1976

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    GALBA
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG P M - Laureate head right
    REVERSE: VICTORIA P R - Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm
    Struck at Rome, Oct/Nov 68AD
    3.2g, 18mm
    RIC 234

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    OTHO
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right
    REVERSE: VICTORIA OTHONIS, Victory standing left on globe, wreath extended in right, palm frond in left
    Struck at Rome, Jan-Feb 69 A.D
    3.179g, 18.7mm
    RIC I 17, BMCRE I 25, SRCV I 2165

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    SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG - Laureate head right
    REVERSE: VICT AVG TR P COS - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
    Struck at Rome, 193-194 AD
    2.8g, 17mm
    RIC 22, BMC 30, S 6369, C 682
     
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  6. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    In no particular order:

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    entius, AD 350 - 353
    AE2, 22mm, 4.18g; 7h; Arles mint, AD 351-352
    Obv.: DN DECENTIVS CAESAR; bare headed, cuirassed bust right, A in left field
    Rev.: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE; two victoreis facing, holding wreath with short ties, inscribed VOT / V / MVL / X, IS in lower middle field
    In Ex.: SAR

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    Valens, AD 364-378
    AE, 3.1g, 18.5mm; 6h; Siscia
    Obv.: DN VALEN-S PF AVG; pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE, F in in left field, M in right field; Victory advancing right holding wreath in right hand and palm in left
    In Ex.: ASISC

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    Valentinian I AD 364-375
    AW, 2.7g, 18mm; 1h; Siscia mint
    Obv.: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, curiassed & draped bust right
    Rev.: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE; victory advancing left, holding wreath in right and Palm in last hand. Star over A in left field
    In Ex.: DASISC

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    Gordian III, AD 238-244
    AE, sestertius, 25.46g, 32.5mm; 12h; Rome, AD 238-239
    Obv.: IMP CAES MANT GORDIANVS AVG; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: VICTORIA AVG; Victory advancing left, carrying wreath and palm; S-C

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    Constantine I, AD 306-337
    AE, 18mm, 2.7g; 6h; Sirmium, AD 324-325
    Obv.: CONSTANTINVS AVG; laureate bust right
    Rev.: SARMATIA DEVICTA; Victory advancing right, holding trophy, palm branch, spurning captive seated on ground to right
    In Ex.: SIRM

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    Constans, 333-337 AD
    AE3; Siscia mint: 347 AD.
    Obv.: CONSTAN-S PF AVG; rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: VICTOR-IA AVGG; Victory walking left holding wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field // *ASIS*

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    Constantine I, AD 306-337
    AE, follis, 3.02g, 19mm; 6h; Siscia, AD 319
    Obv.: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG; laureate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP; two victories standing, facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT/PR on altar with S
    In. Exe.: dot ЄSIS dot
    (I freaking love this coin!)

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    Time of Constantine I, AD 306 - 337
    EA, 1.7g, 19mm; 6h; Thessalonica, Greece
    Obv.: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS; bust left, laur. helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear
    Rev.: Victory standing left on prow holding spear and shield
    In Ex.: SMTS⌂
    Ref: NOT IN RIC, unlisted officinal - ⌂. For THESSALONICA 229 and 230 the weight range is 1.2g - 2g. the average weight being 1.52g.https://www.forumancientcoins.com/notinric/7the230_d.html

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    Constans, AD 337-350
    AE, AE4, 18mm, 1.6g; 6h; Thessalonica, AD 347-348
    Obv.: CONSTANS PF AVG, laurel and rosette diademed, draped & curiassed bust right
    Rev.: VICxxxxxx xxxxxxQ NN (VICTORIAE DD AVGGQNN); wo victories standing facing each other each holding a wreath and a palm
    In Ex.: SMTSx

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    This coin is a Roman minted in the style of the Seleucid Kingdom after Rome conquered them. I'm on my tablet and don't have my notes handy but I included this one because Zeus is holding Victory and being crowned by her.
     
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  7. Alegandron

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

    Wow, RC... NICE coin! I always liked Nike, as she was a patron Goddess of a Fraternity I belonged to in University...

    NIKE:

    Bruttium AE 17 Semuncia 214-211 2nd Punic Nike Zeus Biga O-R.jpg
    Bruttium AE 17 Semuncia 214-211 2nd Punic Nike and Zeus Biga

    Bruttium AE 18 Hemiobol 215-205 BC 2nd Punic Nymph Terina Nike Zeus O-R.jpg
    Bruttium AE 18 Hemiobol 215-205 BC 2nd Punic Nymph Terina Nike & Zeus

    RI Carinus 282-285 CE Potin Tet Alexandria Egypt 19mm Athena Seated holding Nike Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Carinus 282-285 CE Potin Tet Alexandria Egypt 19mm Athena Seated holding Nike

    Pontos Amisos Gorgon Aegis-Nike AE21 Obv-Rev.JPG
    Pontos Amisos Gorgon Aegis-Nike AE21
     
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  8. Alegandron

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

    VICTORY:

    RR 265-242 Didrachm Roma-Victory Crawford 22-1 Sear 25.JPG
    RR 265-242 Didrachm Roma-Victory Crawford 22-1 Sear 25

    RR Quadrigatus AR Drachm 216-214 BCE Janus ROMA Jupiter Victory Quadriga LEFT Cr 29-3 S 32 O-R.jpg
    RR Quadrigatus AR Drachm 216-214 BCE Janus ROMA Jupiter Victory Quadriga LEFT Cr 29-3 S 32

    RR Albinus Caecillius Metellus 96 BCE Apollo Roma on Shields Victory S 220 Cr 335-1b Obv-Rev.jpg
    RR Albinus Caecillius Metellus 96 BCE Apollo Roma on Shields Victory S 220 Cr 335-1b

    RR AR Quin 99 BC Sabinus Jupiter Victory S 211 Cr 331-1 O-R.jpg
    RR AR Quinarius 99 BC Sabinus Jupiter Victory S 211 Cr 331-1

    And I seem to have 27 more, but I won't bore you with the details...
     
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  9. Sallent

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    M Cipius MF.jpg
    My M. Cipius denarius, with Victory riding bigga

    Hadrian Cappadocia hemidrachm.jpg
    Hadrian Cappadocia Hemiddrachm with victory on the reverse

    Maximinus Thrax denarii.jpg
    Maximinus Thrax denarius with Victory on the reverse. This coin was minted just after he assumed power, hence the Alexander Severus likeness on the coin (Rome didn't know what Maximinus looked like yet), so what victory could he have been celebrating? Maybe the victory of hacking Alexander Severus to pieces and usurping the throne?
     
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  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Beautiful coins, all. Here's some more:

    Julia Domna
    Stobi, Macedon AD 193-211
    9.3 gm, 25.4 mm
    Obv: IVLIA AVGVST, bare-headed and draped bust, r.
    Rev: MVNI STOBE, Victory advancing l., holding wreath; below, wheel and serpent.
    Moushmov 6548; Similar to BMC 104, 8.

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    Trajan Decius
    Billon Antoninianus
    Rome AD 250
    21.7 mm, 3.62 gm
    Obv: IMP CMQ TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate bust, r.
    Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing l., holding wreath and palm.
    RIC 29c; Hunter 13; RSC 113a; Sear 9387

    Trajan Decius Victoria.jpg

    Tacitus
    Roman billon Antoninianus
    Ticinum, AD 276
    3.57 gm, 21.1 mm
    Obv: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust, r.
    Rev: VICTORIA GOTTHI, Victoria standing l., holding wreath and palm. P in exergue.
    RIC 172; Cohen 158; Sear 11821; Hunter 59; CBN 1676

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    Constans
    Roman AE 3
    Thessalonica, AD 347-48
    1.43 gm, 16.5 mm
    Obv: CONSTANS PF AVG, rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, r.
    Rev: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, two Victories standing facing each other, each holding wreath and palm branch. SMTSB in exergue.
    RIC 101

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    Valentinian I
    Roman AE 3
    Siscia, AD 264-67
    2.18 gm, 18.5 mm
    Obv: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, r.
    Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing l., holding wreath and palm. ΔSISC in exergue.
    RIC 7a; Sear 19505; Cohen 37; LRBC II 1273

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    Theodosius I
    Roman AE 4
    Uncertain mint, 388-92
    0.86 gm, 12.8 mm
    Obv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, r.
    Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing l., carrying trophy and dragging captive. Christogram in field, l.

    Theodosius I.jpg

    Aelia Flaccilla
    Roman AE Maiorina (AE 2)
    Antioch, AD 383-386
    4.78 gm, 21.55 mm
    Obv: AEL FLACCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust, r.
    Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated r., inscribing chi-rho onto shield. T in field r, ANTͼ in exergue.
    RIC 61.3; Sear 20616; Cohen 4; c.f. LRBC II 2747

    Aelia Flaccilla AE 2.jpg

    Arcadius
    Roman copper AE 4
    Cyzicus, 388-392
    1.15 gm, 14.2 mm
    Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, r.
    Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing l., carrying trophy and dragging captive. SMKΓ in exergue.
    RIC 26; LRBC 2578; Sear 20851

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    Eudoxia
    Roman AE 3
    Cyzicus, AD 402-403
    1.94 gm, 15 mm
    Obv: AEL EVDOXIA AVG, diademed and draped bust, r., hand of god holding diadem above head.
    Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated r., inscribing Christogram on shield set on cippus. SMK in exergue.
    RIC 103; LRBC 2589; Sear 20894

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    Aelia Pulcheria
    Roman AE 4
    Constantinople, AD 414-423
    0.82 gm, 14 mm
    Obv: AEL PVLCHERIA AVG, diademed and draped bust, r.
    Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated r., inscribing Christogram on shield set on cippus. CONSA in exergue.
    RIC 420; LRBC 2226; Sear 4th ed. 4309 (Not in Sear 5th ed)

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  11. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr Supporter

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    I thought I have more coins with Nike on it, got to look for them.
     
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  12. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    here's my first victory coin i picked up, crowning arcadius...

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    i thinks this coin from mysia was my first nike...here being held by athena.

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  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Septimius Severus AE28 Hadrianopolis
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    Septimius Severus AR drachm Caesarea
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    Maximinus I AE27 Thessalonika
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    Gordian III & Tranqillina AE27 Anchialus
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  14. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    A few RR with Victory:

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  15. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Super cool posts!!!

    Two modest bronze coins of Athena and Zeus with the Nike reverses:
    athena.JPG athena and nike reverse.JPG cilicia zeus obverse.JPG cilicia reverse.JPG
     
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  16. Roman Collector

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  18. Carthago

    Carthago Does this look infected to you?

    Marc Antony and L. Pinarius Scarpus Denarius 31BC 3.97g, military mint in Cyrenaica. M ANTO COS III IMP IIII Head of Jupiter Ammon to r. Rev. ANTONIO / AVG – SCARPVS IM / P Victory, naked to waist, standing to r. and holding wreath in r. hand and palm branch shouldered on l. Cr. 546/2a. Syd. 1280. C. 1. Sear 390.

    Marc Antony Scarpus Gorny 10-2011.jpg
     
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  19. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    I have a couple of Victory but this is my favorite, Vespasianus 76 AD, Victoria Avgust / S-C, Victory standing on prow, with wreath and palm. RIC II 897. Shame about the couple of patina breaks, but besides that good detail for the type. 000911_l.jpeg
     
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  20. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Sorry I skipped that info...I had mega company yesterday...:eek::p

    Athena; AE-15 from Side, Pamphylia, circa 2nd-1st century

    Zeus; Elaiussa, Cilicia, AE-20. 150-50 BC:)


    Gorgeous posts guys!!!:wideyed:
     
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  21. Alegandron

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

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