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my first ancient had victory on it!
Nike as a countermark:
CRETE, Rhodian mercenaries. Circa 205-200 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 3.94 g). Gorgos, magistrate.
Obv: Winged head of Medusa facing slightly right; c/m: head of Nike, wings at neck, right within incuse circle
Rev: Rose in profile, with bud to right; ΓOPΓOΣ above, [P]-O flanking, star to lower right.
Refs: Ashton, Crete, Issue 1; Ashton 333; SNG Copenhagen (Caria) 864 (same dies).
Ex Erich Karl Collection (Lanz 131, 27 November 2006), lot 809.
Ashton argues that this issue was likely struck by Rhodian commanders during the Cretan war.
Nice!! ... man, I had forgotten about my cool Nike counter-marks (thanks, Ed => you rock) ... wow, I "love" your sweet Rhodes example!
Ummm, here are a couple of sweet Nike c/m examples ... the main reason that I bought this great Sev-Alex & Julia-Maesa creation
a couple of more Niké / Victory coins.
Lysimachos tet, reverse Pallas Athena holding Niké in hand:
Great coins posted, Love the victory types. I only have 18 ancients so far. But I do have a humble bronze with victories.
Constantine I 307-336 - Siscia Mint 319 - RIC #59
OBV: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG REV: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP 20.0 mm - 2.9 gr.
It won't take long and before you know it you'll have a whole gang of them!
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
Nike driving a biga:
Philistis, wife of Hieron II
AR 5 litrae
Syracuse 270-230 BCE
4.46 gm, 18.1 mm
Obv: Diademed and veiled head, l., palm branch behind.
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ, Nike driving biga to left, E in l. field.
Refs: SNG ANS 893; SNG III (Lockett) 1017; Forrer 196
Really cool thread with some really nice coins!
I would really like to see more Greek ones (I like those types). Anyone have any more Greek coins with Vicky?
Here is one that hasn't been posted yet:
Love that one!
@physics-fan3.14 Any more Greek coins with Vicky ?
I Have this one from Greek pontos with Niké :
Greek = Nike
Roman = Victory
I'm pretty sure that's the way she rolls, eh?
Amazing coins, everyone (sweet thread)
Andres => man, that is a great coin (I love that coin-type)
I always thought the religious clash on this coin was remarkable. A Roman Pagan Victory in one hand and a representation of Christ on the cross, Chi-Rho, in the other.
Valentinian I AV Solidus. Trier Mint. 364-367 AD. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust / RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE, emperor standing facing in military attire, head right, holding vexillum & Victory on globe, dot to right of vexillum shaft, TR * in ex
Sorry, missed your question @Ancient Aussie . Used to be Roman Imperial portraits, but now I have the crazy goal of covering all of history that's possible with coins. So important rulers, anything tied to important events, that sort of thing. I prefer ancient & medieval, but have branched out a bit into modern world.
Wow that's a big field, I started with portraits as well, then went over to Italy and decided on collecting architecture as a lot of the buildings still standing had a coin minted at the same time. Sounds like you are a history buff like me, any way good luck with your chosen field looks like you will always be busy...
OBVERSE: DN VALENS PER F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR REIPUBLICAE, Valens standing right, holding labarum in right hand & Victory on globe in left, cross to left. Mintmark star ANTE star
Struck at Antioch, 364 AD
Antioch RIC 2d,xxxvii-5
I got a bit carried away - hard to know when to stop
Here's a useful hand-held Victory (Crawford 494/37):
A voluptuous Victory probably bursting into song (Crawford 348/4):
My first Nike (Syracuse tetradrachm) of 2017:
With added pomegranate (Side stater):
Terina drachm (bad photo'):
I really like that Valens. There is a very nice quality to the portrait.
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