Roman Republic 211-208 BC Jupiter Silver Victoriatus NGC CHMS Fine Style
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The Silver Victoriatus was a coin of the Roman Republic, circulated mostly in areas of Greek influence, struck from around 221-170 B.C. This Victoriatus issue was struck by an anonymous moneyer c. 211-208 B.C. (Mint uncertain), with a weight of 3.38 g. Among Greek speakers, the coin was known as the Tropaikon, in reference to the trophy image on the reverse.
211-208 BC Roman Republic Jupiter obverse Silver Victoriatus NGC CHMS 5x5 Fine Style Tied Finest Known
An incredibly detailed rendition of the laureate head of Jupiter appears on the obverse, facing right, surrounded by a beaded border. Jupiter was regarded as the primary deity of the religion of the Roman state during the eras of the Republic and the Empire, until the conversion to Christianity led by Constantine the Great in A.D. 313.
The reverse illustrates winged Victory standing, facing right, as she places a wreath upon a trophy. As is traditional on coins of the Roman Republic, the inscription "ROMA" appears, in exergue.