Victory / Nike - Let's see them

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  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Thank you. It's the only gold I own. I was doing a brisk business with a dealer who decided he was quitting the Ancients business. He offered this coin to me for a remarkable price since I was a good customer. I couldn't pass up the deal.
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  3. dlhill132

    dlhill132 Member Supporter

    Cool Victory/Nike coins everyone.
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  4. Svarog

    Svarog Well-Known Member

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  5. I_v_a_n

    I_v_a_n Well-Known Member

    My Nike from Babylon under Selevkus (end of IV c. BC).

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  6. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    There's a stunner!
  7. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I’ll revive my own thread with a new arrival. I was drawn to this one because it references Britain and because 2 of the 3 “A”s seem to be upside down “V”s.


    Caracalla, Denarius, Rome, AD 210-213, RIC:231

    • laureate head right
    • Victory standing left holding wreath & palm
  8. Gary Waddingham

    Gary Waddingham Active Member

    When the garment is brought in right below the breasts it is Nike. In Byzantine coins when it is brought in at the waist, Nike has conveniently changed sex and is now an angel.
  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Oops. Duplicate post.
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  10. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    Nice addition @H8_modern - and I'm glad you revived your thread otherwise I would have missed seeing all the great coins everyone has posted.

    Here are a few of Victory I can contribute:

    Septimius Severus (193-211) AR Denarius. Rome, AD 207.
    Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG - Laureate head of Septimius Severus right.
    Rev: P M TR P XV COS III P P - Victory, standing right, foot on globe, inscribing shield set on palm tree.
    2.58g, 19.83mm.
    RIC IV Part I ROME 211, RSC 489, BMC 534, S-6340

    Caracalla (198-217), AR Denarius. Rome mint, AD 199-200.
    Obv: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right .
    Rev: VICT AETERN - Victory flying left, holding wreath in both hands; at left, a shield set atop block impediment.

    Valens (364-378), Æ3. Siscia Mint.
    Obv: DN VALENS PF AVG - Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm * over A in left field, DASISC in exergue.
    16.72mm, 2.6g.
    RIC IX SISCIA 7b, type VII

    Theodosius II (402-450), AV Tremissis. Constantinople mint , AD 408-419.
    Obv: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG - Pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM - Victory walking right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger, star in right field, conob in exergue
    14.32mm, 1.50g
    Reference: RIC X 213; Sear 21167
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  11. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo Temporarily Away Supporter

    The Elegant Greek Nike

    Lysimachus proudly proclaims "my name wins first prize!"
    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

    Can you find Nike?

    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


    The Mighty Roman Victory
    Heck yeah I'll invade Parthia without a plan... what could go wrong?
    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

    It's party time!
    Roman Empire
    Elagabalus, AD 218-222
    AR Denarius, Rome mint
    Dia.: 20.29 mm
    Wt.: 3.29 g
    Obv.: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG: Laureate and draped bust right
    Rev.: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG: Victory running right holding leaf and palm
    Ref.: RIC IV 153

    Ex Bill Rosenblum mailbid sale 28F Nov 1998

    It's toootaly still appropriate for me to put Jupiter and Nike on my coins.

    Roman Empire
    Constantine I, AD 306-337
    AE Follis, Cyzicus mint, 6th officina, struck ca. 313-315
    Dia.: 21 mm
    Wt.: 3.8 g
    Obv.: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG; Laureate head right
    Rev.: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI; Jupiter standing left, holding globe surmounted by Victory in right hand, holding scepter in left hand; eagle holding wreath in beak at left; S // SMK
    Ref.: RIC VII 3

    Ex JAZ Numismatics

    Battle of the Victories!
    Roman Empire
    Canstantius II (AD 337-361)
    AE16, Siscia mint
    Dia.: 16 mm
    Wt.: 1.5 g
    Obv.: CONSTANTIVS P F AVG: bust right
    Rev.: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN: Two Victories locked in epic battle...
    Ref.: RIC VIII 182

  12. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    All fantastic coins but I love your Lysimachus, Alexander portrait.
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  13. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    I'll be posting this again in a day or two with the rest of my Augustus buying spree, but here's one I just got a couple days ago:

    Augustus Alexandria Diobol.png
    Augustus AE Diobol
    : Laureate head right
    Reverse: Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch, L MB in fields
    23mm, 8.58g, struck at Alexandria in 12-13 AD
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
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  14. IdesOfMarch01

    IdesOfMarch01 Well-Known Member

    I've always found it fascinating how a broad range of Roman coins always seem to portray a figure holding Victory, but few coins show Victory in any other pose.

    I have only one coin that doesn't show Victory being held:

    2a - Augustus AE dupondius.jpg
    AE Dupondius (?) (20.33 g.) Rome 7 B.C. RIC 429
    CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRI – BVNIC POT Laureate head l., crowned by Victory stg. behind and holding cornucopiae. Rev. M SALVIVS OTHO III VIR A A A F F around S C. From the Gasvoda collection.

    But I have five that show her being held:

    1c - Julius Caesar AR denarius.jpg
    JULIUS CAESAR 100 - 44 B.C.
    AR Denarius (4.05 gm) Rome early Mar. 44 B.C.
    CAESAR DICT PERPETVO Wreathed head of Caesar Rev. P SEPVLLIVS MACER Venus stg. L. holding Victory & scepter resting on star.

    6d - Nero AV aureus.jpg
    NERO 54 - 68 A.D.
    AV Aureus (7.33 g.) Rome 64 - 65 A.D. RIC 54
    Obv. NERO CAESAR - AVGVSTVS Laureate head r. Rev. Roma seated l. on cuirass, holding Victory in r. hand and parazonium in l.; in exergue, ROMA

    7c - Galba AR denarius.jpg
    GALBA 68 - 69 A.D.
    AR Denarius (3.71 gm.) Tarraco (?) April - late 68 A.D. RIC 64
    SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M TR P Laureate head of Galba, globe at point of bust Rev. VIRTUS Virtus wearing short tunic and cuirass stg. l., holding Victory on globe.

    9b - Vitellius AE sestertius.jpg
    AE Sestertius (29.74 g.) Rome Apr. - Dec. 69 A.D. RIC 115
    A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. MARS VICTOR S – C Mars, helmeted and in military dress, striding l., holding Victory in r. hand, parazonium at side and trophy over l. shoulder.
    (OK, so maybe this reverse is missing Victory due to wear/weak strike...)

    Aa - Vespasian AE dupondius.jpg
    VESPASIAN 69 - 79 A.D.
    AE Dupondius (14.20 g.) Lugdunum 71 A.D. RIC 1145
    IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III Radiate head r., with globe at point of bust. Rev. S – C Roma seated l. on cuirass, holding Victory and parazonium; behind, shields. In exergue, ROMA
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  15. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    That's a great point! I have only the following non-holding depiction of Nike - a Sulla's Dream denarius.

    The reverse scene is cataloged as: "Sulla's dream: in the foreground on left, Sulla reclining right against a rock, his left arm supporting his head; on right is seen Luna Lucifera, wearing crescent on head, descending left from a mountain, her veil floating above her head and holding lighted torch in right hand; Victory with spread wings standing facing in background, holding palm frond in raised right hand."

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  16. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    And holding Nike, my Caesar denarius, which I ended up deciding to keep after thinking of selling it at auction:

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  17. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    A few more Victories that I like:

    RR C Curiatius f Trigeminus 135 BCE Æ quadrans 18 mm 4.8g Rome Hd Hercules lionskin 3 plts - CCVR F ROMA prow Victory on deck holding wreath 3 pellets Craw 240-4a; Syd460b

    RI AE As Trajan CE 98-117 26mm 11.0g Rome Laureate Draped - SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS Victory R wreath palm S-C RIC 675

    RR AR Denarius 149 BCE Pinarius Natta Roma X  - Victory Biga whip NATTA ROMA Cr 208-1 Syd 390.jpg
    RR AR Denarius 149 BCE Pinarius Natta Roma X - Victory driving Biga whip NATTA ROMA Cr 208-1 Syd 390

    RI Caracalla 198-217 AR Quinarius CE 213 1.3g 13.6mm Laureate - Victory extending Wreath Palm RIC IV 101 RSC 450 RARE

    Campania Capua 216-214 BC Æ Uncia 20.5mm 6.1g Laur hd Jupiter r star value l Victory trophy star value r Monete 21 HN Italy 493

    RI GALBA AR Quinarius Lugdunum mint laureate r Victory globe stdng left 15mm 1.5g SCARCE.JPG RI GALBA AR Quinarius Lugdunum mint laureate r Victory globe stdng left 15mm 1.5g SCARCE

    RR Rutilius Flaccus 77 BCE AR Den Roma Victory wreath biga Craw 387-1.JPG
    RR Rutilius Flaccus 77 BCE AR Den Roma Victory wreath biga Craw 387-1

    RI Vespasian 69-79 CE AR Quinarius VICTORIA AVGVST Victory std L  Rare.jpg
    RI Vespasian 69-79 CE AR Quinarius Victory seated wreath palm RIC 802 Rare

    RImp Julius Caesar Lifetime P Sepullius Macer AR Den Jan-Mar 44 BCE 4.03g. CAESAR – DICT PERPETVO Veiled - Venus Victory sceptre star Syd 1074a Sear Imperators 107e Cr 480-14 Rare
  18. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  19. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    They do not have to be Roman coins as long as you can accept Nike on Greek coins as equivalent. Syracuse, AR tetradrachm with Nike flyig above the horses:

    What did the Parthians call Victory as seen here crowning Phraataces?

    or as reverse type for Vonones?

    When a Roman Emperor has a Greek language Provincial we usually call the Victory figure Nike as on this Septimius Severus of Hadrianopolis.

    Imperials of Septimius Severus from each of his mints include Victory types.





    Philip I had several types but my favorite named the defeated tribe, Carpica.

    Quite a few later Emperors used a two Victory type. This is Magnentius.

    That is my ten photo per post limit but there are many more without touching a Victory being held. I guess it just depends on what you collect.
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  20. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    Just remembered another Roman coin which I have that has Victory on a quadriga.


    The execution of a front facing quadriga must have been quite challenging for die engravers. The top of the arch is quite similar to my Kyrene stater:

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  21. IdesOfMarch01

    IdesOfMarch01 Well-Known Member

    That bottom coin is one of my all-time favorites -- I love the front-facing quadriga. Also quite envious of the Nero...
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