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Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 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.
RL88737. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC T166, SRCV III 11378, Normanby 617, Venèra 6439 - 6442, Cunetio 1945, Colonne 296, Çanakkale 1059, Komin 375, RIC V-1 104 var. (bust), F, tight flan, a little rough, 1st officina, Rome mint, weight 3.410g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 0o
, issue 1, c. Sep 268 - end 269; obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, seen from the front; reverse VICTORIA AVG (the victory of the Emperor), Victory standing slightly, head left, wreath in right hand, palm frond in left hand; $14.00
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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