Show me your Nikes (Victorias, too)!

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  1. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    That's a great cistophorus @Okidoki !
     
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  3. Curtisimo

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    Okay I'll jump on-board the Nike train!

    Julian_AR_Siliqua_AD_360-361.jpg
    Roman Empire
    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


    Elagabalus_Denarius_AD_218-222.jpg
    Roman Empire
    Elagabalus
    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


    Constantius_II_AE16_337-361.jpg
    Roman Empire
    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
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    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

    Write up:
    Is This What Alexander the Great Looked Like? A Diadochi Tetradrachm

    Here we have a tiny Nike rocking the quadriga on the reverese :)
    Athens_137-6_Tetradrachm.jpg
    Attica. Athens
    AR Tetradrachm, struck ca. 167-8 BC
    Dia.: 30 mm
    Wt.: 16.78
    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
     
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