Details of Victoria personified

Throughout Rome ’s history her armies fought either to increase the territories of the Roman World or to protect them from attack. The figure of Victory [VICTORIA] became a symbol of military success.

Victory can always be identified by her wings. And by her attributes (the things she carries); normally a wreath and palm-branch, sometimes a shield or occasionally a trophy. Victory is a very common subject on Roman coins from Republican times onwards.

In this example, the coin celebrates a victory in Britain – BRIT(annia) – by the emperor Septimius Severus (AD 193-211).


  • Wings
  • Wreath
  • Palm Branch

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