VF Postumus Silvered Antoninianus COS IIII Victory Holds Palm and Wreath

Ancient Coins - VF Postumus Silvered Antoninianus COS IIII Victory Holds Palm and Wreath
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Gallic Empire, Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.
 
RS89654. Billon antoninianus, Schulzki AGK 9, Elmer 586, RIC V-2 287, RSC IV 31a, Mairat 168 - 171, Hunter IV 42, SRCV III 10932, Cunetio -, VF, well centered, some silvering, edge splits, die wear, 2.914g, 20.8mm, 180o, Colonia Agrippina (Cologne) mint, IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse COS IIII (consul for the 4th time), Victory standing right, raising wreath in right hand, long grounded palm frond in right hand before her; ex Beast Coins
 
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.
Precio SKU: RS89654
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Cotización al: 08/12/20

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