Roman Republic 128BC Chariot Lion Fight Roma Ancient Silver Coin i40555
Item: i40555 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Domitius Ahenobarbus moneyer Silver Denarius 17mm (3.52 grams) Rome mint: 128 B. Reference: Domitia 14; B. 261/1 Head of Roma right, below chin, ear of corn behind. Victory in biga right, ROMA above, a man attacking a lion below horses, CN. The reverse type relates to the defeat in B. 121 of the Gallic tribes under Bituitus by the moneyer’s father. In the engagement Bituitus is said to have sent packs of enormous hounds against the Roman soldiers in order to frighten them. In ancient Roman religion , Victoria was the personified goddess of victory. She is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Nike , and was associated with Bellona. She was adapted from the Sabine agricultural goddess Vacuna and had a temple on the Palatine Hill. The goddess Vica Pota was also sometimes identified with Victoria. Unlike the Greek Nike , the goddess Victoria (Latin for “victory”) was a major part of Roman society. Multiple temples were erected in her honor. When her statue was removed in 382 CE by Emperor Gratianus there was much anger in Rome. She was normally worshiped by triumphant generals returning from war. Also unlike the Greek Nike, who was known for success in athletic games such as chariot races , Victoria was a symbol of victory over death and determined who would be successful during war. Victoria appears widely on Roman coins, jewelry, architecture, and other arts. She is often seen with or in a chariot , as in the late 18th-century sculpture representing Victory in a quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin , Germany; ” Il Vittoriano ” in Rome has two. Winged figures, very often in pairs, representing victory and referred to as “victories”, were common in Roman official iconography, typically hovering high in a composition, and often filling spaces in spandrels or other gaps in architecture. These represent the spirit of victory rather than the goddess herself. They continued to appear after Christianization of the Empire, and slowly mutated into Christian angels. In traditional Roman religion , Roma was a female deity who personifed the city of Rome and more broadly, the Roman state. Her image appears on the base of the column of Antoninus Pius. Roma , formerly queen of almost the whole earth. 3 calls her the prince of cities; and according to Martial L. 8 she is terrarum dea gentiumque. The Arverni were a Gallic tribe living in what is now the Auvergne region of France during the last centuries BC. One of the most powerful tribes in ancient Gaul , they opposed the Romans on several occasions. Their most important stronghold was Gergovia , near the present-day commune of Clermont-Ferrand. The item “Roman Republic 128BC Chariot Lion Fight Roma Ancient Silver Coin i40555″ is in sale since Thursday, July 10, 2014. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Republic (300 BC-27 BC)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.