Victoriatus, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 206-195 BC
Privy Mark: Dog
Minted in Rome

Obverse Description

Laureate head of the Roman god Jupiter facing right

Reverse Description

Winged Roman goddess Victory standing at left facing right crowning a trophy with a laurel wreath, between them a dog standing facing right; in exergue, ROMA

Edge Description



The denomination Victoriatus was introduced in 211 BC at the same time as the denarius. The Vicroriatus weighed 2/3 of the denarius and may have been struck from lower quality silver alloys. Symbols, such as the dog on this example, would originally have identified the person responsible for the production of the coin. Who they were is now unknown. The dog also appears on the denarius and five copper denominations.

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