honorthegods: Minerva Victrix, Roman, marble, …


Minerva Victrix, Roman, marble, 1st century CE. Discovered at Ostia Antica in 1910 by Dante Vaglieri. Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, 2011 via Wikimedia Commons (X). License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.

This may be one of a pair of statues which once adorned the gate of the ancient Roman town at the port of Ostia.

More about this statue: 

Keyes, Clinton W. “Minerva Victrix? Note on the Winged Goddess of Ostia.” American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 16, no. 4, 1912, pp. 490–494. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/497422.


Domitian AR Denarius – A Winged Minerva. Source:  http://romanumismatics.com/articles/article/domitian-ar-denarius-a-winged-minerva/