VALENTINIAN I 364AD Authentic Ancient Roman Coin ANGEL NIKE VICTORY i30924
Item: i30924 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Valentinian I – Roman Emperor: 364-375 A. Bronze AE3 16mm (2.40 grams) Siscia mint: 364-367 A. 2 (IX, Siscia), LRBC 1277 DNVALENTINIANVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. SECVRITASREIPVBLICAE Exe: /P/K/Ð SIS – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Was a goddess who personified victory , also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria. Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water) and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal). Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus , the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon. According to classical (later) myth, Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was assembling allies for the Titan War against the older deities. 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. Nike is seen with wings in most statues and paintings. 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. Nike is one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek coins. Names stemming from Nike include amongst others: Nicholas , Nicola, Nick, Nikolai, Nils, Klaas, Nicole, Ike, Niki, Nikita, Nika, Niketas, and Nico. In Roman mythology , Victoria was the personification/Goddess of victory. She is the Roman version 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. Her name (in Latin) means victory. Unlike the Greek Nike, Victoria (Latin for “victory”) was a major part of Roman society. Multiple temples were erected in her honour. When her statue was removed in 382 AD by emperor Gratianus there was much anger in Rome. She was normally worshipped 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. Appearing on Roman coins, jewelry, architecture, and other arts, Victoria is often seen with or in a chariot. An example of this is her place upon the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. Flavius Valentinianus , known in English as Valentinian I , 321. Was Roman Emperor from 364 until his death. Valentinian is often referred to as the “last great western emperor”. Both he and his brother Emperor Valens were born at Cibalae (modern days Vinkovci , Croatia), in Pannonia , the sons of a successful general, Gratian the Elder. The item “VALENTINIAN I 364AD Authentic Ancient Roman Coin ANGEL NIKE VICTORY i30924″ is in sale since Wednesday, March 13, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.