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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lydia| > |Nacrasa| > RP81466
Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Nakrasa, Lydia
Victoria or Nike, the Winged Goddess of Victory, personifies victory. She was described variously in different myths as the daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx, and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal). Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus. According to classical (later) myth, Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was assembling allies for the Titan War. Nike assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. Nike flew around battlefields rewarding the victors with glory and fame, symbolized by a wreath of laurel leaves.
RP81466. Bronze AE 19, RPC III 1800 (20 spec.); BMC Lydia 15; SNGvA 3036; SNG MŁnchen 345; SNG Leypold 1095; SNG Turkey X 626; Lindgren-Kovacs 761; Winterthur 3837, Choice VF, cleaning scratches, Nakrasa (near Kirkagach, Turkey) mint, weight 3.343g, maximum diameter 18.9mm, die axis 0o, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; obverse AY NEP TPAIANON CE ΓEP, laureate head right; reverse NAKPACITΩN, Nike advancing left, wreath in extended right hand, palm from in left hand; very rare; SOLD

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