Show me your Nikes (Victorias, too)!

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  1. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Cogito Ergo Sum

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

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

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

    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

    Roman Empire
    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

    Roman Empire
    Canstantius II (AD 337-361)
    AE16, Siscia mint
    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

    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 :)
    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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  4. ruud1301

    ruud1301 Well-Known Member

    These are my two vic's Lucius Verus sestertius vic par.Marcus Aurelius dupondius vic ger. IMG_20181028_130801.jpg IMG_20181028_130824.jpg
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  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Beautifull coins Curtis!
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  6. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    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... :-((

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  7. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    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

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  8. Black Friar

    Black Friar Supporter! Supporter

    First one I could get my hands on easily. She's everyyyyywherreeeeeed.

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  9. ruud1301

    ruud1301 Well-Known Member

    This is real nice..great coin!!
  10. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    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.

    Maximinus 2           Jupiter.jpg Maximin 2               Victoria.jpg Augustus 4BC Apam.jpg AugustNike    DiAssarare.jpg
  11. ruud1301

    ruud1301 Well-Known Member

    Very nice portrait..
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  12. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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