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** VICTORIA holding CROSS **Ancient Silver Late Roman or Byzantine Ring

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Seller: antique_store-1 (1,083) 100%, Location: Serbia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 263666067356 ** VICTORIA holding CROSS **Ancient Silver Late Roman or Byzantine Ring **EXTREMELY RARE**PERFECT CONDITION** **VICTORIA holding CROSS ENGRAVED ** INNER DIAMETER:18-19mm WEIGHT:3,65g Victoria (Latin pronunciation: [wik'to?.ri.a]), in ancient Roman religion, was the personified goddess of victory.[2] 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. Victoria is often described as a daughter of Pallas and Styx, and as a sister of Zelus, Kratos, and Bia.[3] 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.[4][5] She was normally worshiped by triumphant generals returning from war.[2] 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.[2] Victoria appears widely on Roman coins,[6] 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. Nike or Victoria was the charioteer for Zeus in his battle to over take Mount Olympus. Condition: Perfect

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