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Victoria (Goddess of Victory)

Victoria or Victory, the Roman equivalent of the Greek Nike, is one of the most common coin types during the Republic and the Empire. Her attributes are numerous. She is often portrayed placing a wreath of victory on a trophy or using it to crown an emperor. The palm, also a symbol of victory, is one of her primary attributes. She is regularly depicted driving a chariot. Gods, personifications, and emperors are frequently shown holding a victoriola (figure of Victory). Victory’s personification is also sometimes seen inscribing a list of triumphs on a shield.

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Anonymous, Victoriatus, Ex: Leu, 1977, E. Nicolas

AR Victoriatus, 3.26g. 15mm. Luceria mint, c.211-208 B.C. Laureate head of Jupiter to right. Rev. ROMA in exergue.  Victory decorating trophy with wreath to right; L below. CR 97/1a.  Fine old collection toning.

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: E. Nicolas collection, Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 17, May 3, 1977, lot 51.
Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 48, May 10, 1989, lot 279.
Ex: Kricheldorf, Stuttgart, Auction 47, July 29, 2002, lot 174.

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $1,200.00
M. Marcius, 134 B.C.

AR Denarius, 4.01g. 18.5mm. Helmeted head of Roma to right; modius behind. Rev. MARC ROMA. Victory driving biga to right. CR 2451. Syd. 500. Lovely old collection dark toning.

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Extremely Fine $1,650.00
L. Iulius Bursio, c.85 B.C. bird on branch symbol

AR Denarius, 3.50g. 17.5mm. Male head with the attributes of Apollo, Mercury, and Neptune to right.; trident and bird on branch symbol behind. Rv. I IVLI BVRSIO in exergue. Victory driving quadriga to right. CR 352/1a. Syd. 728. Attractive symbol and lightly toned.

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $900.00
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Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 B.C.

AR Serrate Denarius, 3.83g.  18mm. Laureate head of Jupiter to right; S C behind.  Rev. Q ANTO BALB P R.  Victory driving quadriga to right; she holds wreath and long palm branch.  CR 364/1d. Syd. 742b.  Luster under light toning.

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: NFA, Beverly Hills, Auction, October 18, 1990, lot 1927
Ex: Kurpfälzische Münzen, Mannheim, Auction 69, 2005, lot 246.

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $1,250.00
Hadrian, 117-138 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.61g.  20mm. Rome, c.120-121  A.D. CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right.  Rev. P M TR P COS III. Victory standing to right holding trophy. RIC 398. BMC 217.  Attractive old collection toning.

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Extremely Fine $1,200.00
Titus, 79-81 A.D. Judaea victory type

AE As, 10.09g. 26mm. Rome, struck as Caesar under Vespasian, 73 A.D. T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP IIII PON TR POT III COS II. Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C. Victory standing to right holding a palm and placing a wreath on trophy. RIC 572(this coin cited). BN_. Very rare with a green and brown patina

Ex: Giessener Münzhandlung, Munich, Auction 79, October 14, 1996, lot 556
Ex: Josef Samel collection, (d. 2005), Munich, inv. #596.

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about Extremely Fine $4,750.00
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 25.67g. 33mm. 166 A.D. M AVREL ANOTNINVS AVG GERM. Laureate head of the emperor to right. Rev. TR POT XX IMP IIII COS III S C. Victory inscribing shield VIC PAR on palm tree. RIC 931. Lovely green patina.

The portrait very strongly resembles that of Lucius Verus, but with the legend for Aurelius. Perhaps there was a mixup at the mint with coins for both rulers being produced at this time.

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about Extremely Fine $6,500.00
Pupienus, 238 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 16.97g.  30mm.  IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right.  Rev. VICTORIA AVGG S C.  Victory standing to left holding palm branch and wreath.  RIC 175, 23a.  BMC 255, 58. Excellent strike with an attractive green patina and completely natural un-cleaned surfaces.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 4, February 27, 1991, lot 433
Ex: Baldwins, NY Auction XXIII, January, 6, 2010, lot 202.

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Extremely Fine $12,000.00
Postumus, 259-268 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 22.90 g. 31mm. Lugdunum, c.261 A.D. IMP C POSTVMUS P F AVG. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right. Rv. VICTORIA AVG S C. Victory walking to left holding wreath and palm; captive below. RIC 170. Bastien 94. Brown and green patina; Excellent style and strike for Postumus

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about Extremely Fine $2,500.00

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