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Valentinian I, 25 February 364 - 17 November 375 A.D.
Victory or Nike is seen with wings in most statues and paintings, with one of the most famous being the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Most other winged deities in the Greek pantheon had shed their wings by Classical times. Nike is the goddess of strength, speed, and victory. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena and is thought to have stood in Athena's outstretched hand in the statue of Athena located in the Parthenon. Victory or Nike is also one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek and Roman coins.
RL88591. Bronze centenionalis, RIC IX Siscia 15(a)xvi, LRBC II 1329, SRCV V 19509, Cohen VIII 37, Hunter V -, VF, tight flan, encrustations, 4th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, weight 2.784g, maximum diameter 17.1mm, die axis 180o
, 24 Aug 367 - 17 Nov 375 A.D.; obverse D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE (security of the Republic), Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm frond in left hand, * over F left, M right, ∆SISC in exergue; SOLD
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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