Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Roman Collector, Aug 7, 2016.
WOW!! Fantastic posts!!
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I second Mikeys sentiments....wonderfull Victory/Nike coin photos/posts
But wait there is more.......my first coin was a Gratian, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm, I bought this coin for $20 at a flea market in the Gold coast Queensland. Had absolutely no idea what I was doing, just gob-smacked that there was such a thing as a coin 1600 years old, little did I know then that you could purchase coins 2,500 years old, any way there has to be a beginning at some stage. Gratian AE3 Minted Rome 367-375 AD, 2.1gm officina QVARTA (4th) RIC 23c, LRBC-720.
A squadron of Nikes; I think these are all coins I haven't shown before:
Magnificent examples @Volodya!
I love that! A congress, herd, or pack is simply not properly descriptive. Though I also like a murder of Victories..
Marc Antony quinarius with victory on the reverse.
How about Happy Days Restored after the Emperor (standing) has been steered to glory by Victory (at Prow, steering galley) taking Christianity (Labarum) with him with happiness rising from the ashes (Phoenix)
Beautiful coins. I love the Vinicia type - it always seems to me that Victoria is jubilant, throwing her head back and her arm in the air in pure delight.
This was the best Nike/Victoria I ever had the privilege of handling:
Well...I'm going to follow up that beautiful golden Nike with a LRB that I've never posted before. I'm not too proud of the picture. I feel like I'm moving backwards with photography...sigh. Need to spend some more time on it.
Hello Dear Collegues on interests!
This is my first post here and this an only one Nike from my collection. But a beautiful.
AV Stater, Babylon mint, c. 311-305 BC, 8,52 g.
Gorgeous coin Ivan! Welcome to Coin Talk Ancients.
Nice!! => that's a pretty sweet entrance, Ivan ... wow, fantastic coin
Very nice coins here everyone
Obvs: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG. Diademed, draped, and cuirass bust right. * behind, H before
Revs: HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, H to left. Emperor standing left with labarum inscribed with Chi-Rho, being crowned by Victory.
Obvs: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, Rosette-diadem head right.
Revs: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Victory on galley. Wreath in both hands, ε to left. CONS
147 to 146 BC
Obvs: Diademed head of Alexander right within dotted border.
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY ΘEoΠATOPoΣ EYEPГETOY, Zeus on throne holding staff and crowned by Victory. A monogram left, date below.
88 to 87 BC
Obvs: Diademed head of Philip right within fillet border.
Revs: BAΣIΔEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY to right, EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY to left. Zeus enthroned holding Nike and scepter.
Obvs: Diademed head of Ariarathes right
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOV EVΣEBOYΣ, Athena holding Nike/shield. Monograms left, HK below
AE 20, Apamea
Year 283/30 to 29 BC
Obvs: Helmeted bust of Athena right
Revs: AΠAMEΩN THΣIEPAΣ KAIAYTONOMOY, Nike Γ in field
Can someone help me out on this one?Do we have here Vespasianus or Titus as?
Here's a Pupienus Victoria type. Celebrating the victory over Maximinus Thrax.
My best guess is the above. You are more likely to get a reply for a new question if you start a thread for it rather than tacking it on to a 2016 thread.
Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Roma seated
RPC III, 1445; Metcalf 95
Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head r., with draped l. shoulder
Rev. COS III
Roma seated l. on cuirass and shield holding Victory in extended r. and vertical spear in l.
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