Victory / Nike - Let's see them

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  1. Jwt708

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  3. Svarog

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  4. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    my first ancient had victory on it!

  5. Orfew

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  6. Ed Snible

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    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.
  7. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    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

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  8. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    a couple of more Niké / Victory coins.

    Lysimachos tet, reverse Pallas Athena holding Niké in hand:

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  9. old49er

    old49er Well-Known Member

    Great coins posted, Love the victory types. I only have 18 ancients so far. But I do have a humble bronze with victories. ancient constantinusvictoryalter.jpg ancientcostantinusvictoryalterrev.jpg Constantine I 307-336 - Siscia Mint 319 - RIC #59
  10. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    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
  11. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    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
  12. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    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:

    JPAN4 obverse.JPG JPAN4 reverse.JPG
  13. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Love that one!
  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    @physics-fan3.14 Any more Greek coins with Vicky ?

    I Have this one from Greek pontos with Niké :

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  15. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    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)
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  16. iamtiberius

    iamtiberius SPQR Supporter

    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.

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    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
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  17. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    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.
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  18. Ancient Aussie

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    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...:joyful:
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  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Valens 13.jpg
    AV Solidus
    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
    3.6g, 19mm
    Antioch RIC 2d,xxxvii-5
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  20. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    I got a bit carried away - hard to know when to stop :D

    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):
    Neapolis didrachm:
    Terina drachm (bad photo'):

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  21. Orfew

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    I really like that Valens. There is a very nice quality to the portrait.
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