Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Roman Collector, Aug 7, 2016.
That's a great cistophorus @Okidoki !
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Okay I'll jump on-board the Nike train!
Julian II, AD 360-363
AR Siliqua, Lugdunum mint, struck ca. AD 360-361
Wt.: 2.23 g
Dia.: 18 mm
Obv.: FL CL IVLIA NVS P P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VICTORIA DD NN AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond
Ref.: LVG. RIC VIII 212; Lyon 259; RSC 58†c, IRBCH 1424
AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck ca. AD 218-222
Obv.: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG; Laureate draped cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG; Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm branch
Dia.: 20.29 mm
Wt.: 3.26 g
Ref.: RIC IV 153
Ex Bill Rosenblum mailbox sale 28F, Nov. 1998
Canstantius II (AD 337-361)
AE16, Siscia mint
Obv.: CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Rev.: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN
Ref.: RIC VIII 182
Nike and Athena... BFFs
Kings of Thrace, Macedonian
Lysimachus (305-281 BC)
AR Tetradrachm, Lampascus mint, struck ca. 297-281 BC
Dia.: 31 mm
Wt.: 16.5 g
Obv.: Diademed bust of deified Alexander right with Horn of Ammon
Rev.: ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Athena Nikphoros seated left with shield and spear. Monogram above crescent
Ref.: Thompson 61
Is This What Alexander the Great Looked Like? A Diadochi Tetradrachm
Here we have a tiny Nike rocking the quadriga on the reverese
AR Tetradrachm, struck ca. 167-8 BC
Dia.: 30 mm
Obv.:Head of Athena right wearing triple crested attic helmet adorned with Pegasos
Rev.: Α-ΘΕ above MI / KI and ΘΕΟ / ΦΡΑ (Miki[on] and Theophra[stos]) Owl standing facing on amphora Θ, AP below.
Ref.: Thompson 320g
These are my two vic's Lucius Verus sestertius vic par.Marcus Aurelius dupondius vic ger.
Beautifull coins Curtis!
Roman Republic, Quinarius, Rome, 87 BC;
Moneyer L. Rubrius Dossenus (Rubria Family)
13 mm, 1.44 g;
Reference: Crawford 348/4; Sydenham 708
Obverse: DOSSEN Laureate head of Neptune right
Reverse: L RVBRI winged Victoria walking to right holding palm branch with wreaths; before her omphalos, serpent entwined around, on altar.
Pictures didn't turn out well... :-((
And two victories on the columns of Ara Trium Galliarum.
AE As, 24 x 26 mm, 9.91 g; Countermarks on the obverse and reverse, as well as banker cut. On the obverse, the countermark seems to be a radiate head of Helios, also known as a 'nailed helmet'. Sometimes this 'radiate' head is found struck twice on examples of Augustan sestertii.
Gallia, Lugdunum, ca. 15/10 BC
Reference: RIC 230; BMC.549-550.
Obverse: CAESAR PONT MAX laureate head of Augustus right
Reverse: ROM ET AVG altar of Lugdunum, front decorated with the corona civica between laurels and figures; flanked on each side by a Victory on a column raising a wreath and holding a palm frond; Countermark IMP AV/CN
First one I could get my hands on easily. She's everyyyyywherreeeeeed.
This is real nice..great coin!!
The first of these 2 coins was struck under Maximinus II and has Victory on reverse. The second one represents Augustus and has Nike on reverse.
Very nice portrait..
Both coins have hallmarks of cast forgeries.
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