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Reference: RNA15 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Tunisia

Date: 165 – 250 AD

Description:

On discus: winged Victoria r., her l. foot resting on support (helmet?), her r. hand holding a small circular shield mounted on a palm tree, the shield inscribed ‘VIC AV’ in two lines, bow and quiver(?) at r., three oval shields scattered at l.


Manufacture: Mould made.

Size (cm): L. 11.6 (eh), W. 9.7, H. 3.9 (eh)

Condition: Repaired crack, handle restored.

Notes:
Cf. (subject) Deneauve, 914, 968 (shield inscribed VIC AVG FEL), 969; Hayes, 276; (mark) Deneauve, 958.


Comments:
The inscription on the shield is an abbreviated form of Victoria Augusti, announcing the victory of the emperor, and the objects scattered around represent the spoils.

A depiction of Victoria in the act of inscribing a shield is included on Trajan's Column (completed 113 AD).



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Last edited: 27-03-2009

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