Olympic Coins: The Waterloo Nike, An Extremely Rare and Beautiful Coin

This coin was sold at auction for 85,000 USD. It’s a silver stater from Elis, Olympia circa 432 BC, struck for the 87th Olympiad. The obverse shows an eagle flying to the right with a hare in its talons. The reverse has the inscription [F] – A  with Nike, wearing a peplos and chiton, seated on top of two steps, holding a long palm-branch in her right hand and resting her left hand on the top step with an olive spray below.

The reverse of this issue is widely thought to portray one of the most beautiful representations of Nike of later fifth century Greek coinage. It is likely that the master engraver of this Nike was an assistant of the Athenian sculptor Phidias, working with him on the Parthenon sculptures and then on the chryselephantine statue of Zeus at Olympia. The style employed on the Parthenon pediments can be seen here in the master artist’s rendering of Nike (see Jongkees, RN 1968, pp. 60-61). Seltman (‘The Temple Coins of Olympia’ (1921), pp. 41-42) states that this engraver possessed skill superior to that of all others of the time. The composition of the Nike figure, reclining atop two steps, with wonderful use of perspective and space, is a true masterpiece of late fifth century numismatic art. It has become known as the “Waterloo” Nike due to its inspiration for the medal (photo) by Thomas Wyon, Jr. in honor of Wellington’s victory at Waterloo.

anonymous asked:

Luke and arzayleas relationship must be very expensive for him. He's got to pay for all her plane tickets for almost an entire tour, all her clothes/makeup and even fucking rent for her wow

You remember she is a trust fund baby right? Pretty sure she pays for her own shit + he gets sponsored shit…. like her nike stuff is from his sponsorship… wanna know why they’re always pictured wearing their nike gear and activewear…… that’s bc it’s sponsored.. those pap pics aren’t coincidental they’re planned so they can promote the sponsored clothes they’re wearing, kinda clever really lol  

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre Museum, Paris

“Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci (1503-1506).

“Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on 2 December 1804” by Jacques-Louis David (1806-1807).

“La Grande Odalisque” by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1814).

“Raft of the Medusa” by Théodore Géricault (1818-1819).

“Death of Sardanapalus” by Eugène Delacroix (1827).

“Liberty Leading the People” by Eugène Delacroix (1830).

“Portrait of an Old Man and a Young Boy” by Domenico Ghirlandaio (ca. 1840).

“The Moneylender and His Wife” by Quentin Metsys (1514).

“The Seated Scribe” from Saqqara (4th Dynasty 2620–2500 BC).

“Nike of Samothrace” (c. 190 BC).

“Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss” by Antonio Canova (1793).

“Sleeping Hermaphroditos” Roman copy (2nd Century AD). Mattress by Gianlorenzo Bernini (1619).

“Borghese Hermaphroditus” Roman copy (2nd Century AD). Mattress by Gianlorenzo Bernini (1619).

“Venus de Milo” (c. 130-100 BC).

“Rebellious Slave” by Michelangelo (1513-1516).

11 questions tag!

Tagged by: @chocoltaechipkookies - THANK. YOU. FOR. TAGGING. ME. LIKE. YOU. SAID. YOU. WOULD. I literally have your blog up in another tag so i can listen to blanket kick… reminds me of last summer ;_; and also TIS THE DAWN OF ANOTHER 11 QUESTIONS TAG STREAK LEGGO

Rules: answer the 11 random questions posted for you. create 11 new questions and tag 11 people.

1. What clothes are you wearing and why did you choose to wear those pieces of clothing?

uh well I had practice this morning so I’m wearing nike sweats and an Obey tank top bc conditioning kills me

2. If you were on a deserted island and you could only bring one pencil or pen, what would you bring? (we all have that one special pencil)

OH i have this super cute baby pink mechanical pencil that i got from this little store and it’s a korean brand so I’d probably take that

3. How many steps does it take, stepping from toe to heel, to get to the nearest door?

wtf I’m like on my dining room table and the door is so far away ;_; ok it’s 38, the way I went, at least. just realizing now that there was a faster way to get there fml

4. Vent about something that’s really annoying you right now.

GUYS. ARE. ANNOYING. AF. there’s this one guy that i talked to and i thought he was starting to like me bc we hung out and talked a lot but then he just stopped??? and when i tried talking to him, he didn’t seem like he wanted to talk at all. but whatever lol

5. Are your ear lobes connected to your chin or detached and floppy? 

detached. OH FUN FACT people with not detached earlobes can’t get gauges so if I ever wanted gauges, it’s reassuring to know I could

6. Describe your dream guy/girl in extreme detail, both appearance-wise and personality-wise.

OKAY. Tall(er than me), preferably hawaiian or eastern/southeastern asian (korean, vietnamese, japanese, chinese, etc.), defined jawline (omg can i die), muscular but not too muscular, you feel? too much muscle is not fun to cuddle with btw, lol. OH AND HYGENIC, PLS. with a good sense of style. To sum it up, I want someone who looks like James from Royal Pirates. lol. there, made it easier on you. you’re welcome ;)

Personality-wise: respectful (#1, always), open-minded, adventurous, caring, FAMILY-ORIENTED (it’s so hard to find someone who will put their family before anything), has a sense of humor, and who will allow me to be myself and doesn’t question or judge :)

7. Go to your youtube history. What was the 19th latest video you watched?

OH MY GOD WHAT THE FREAK, LEX I’VE HAD YOUR PLAYLIST RUNNING THIS ENTIRE TIME ON YOUR BLOG AND IT CONENCTS TO MY YOUTUBE AND SAYS THAT I WATCHED THE VIDEOS YOU USED. WHAT. okay, that’s hella weird. but it’s “12 DIY school hacks” from Wengie (the adorable asian girl with an australian accent lol)

8. Make a haiku (5 syllables - 7 syllables - 5 syllables) about your favorite food.

My dearest pizza,

How I love your warm, soft crust

and cheesy greatness.

9. What is the most underrated group you stan?

uhhasdfghjkl; i have no idea. all the groups i stan are pretty popular… OH. the cohort, if they count?? they have good hype songs and good chill songs. much appreciated.

10. What is your favorite meme?

TRIGGERED or the arthur hand one is funny too even tho I don’t get it sometimes lol

11. Blackpink: Whistle or Boombayah?

yo, both are good, but I like whistle a bit more than boombayah bc both are hype but boombayah is a bit too hype if that makes sense?

MY QUESTIONS (i apologize in advance)

1. What is one thing you’re excited for this upcoming school year and one thing you aren’t as excited about?

2. Take your shirt off and wear it inside out for the duration of this tag. Come back to this question at the end and explain how it was and how it made you feel.

3. You’re using this tag to procrastinate; I can feel it. What are you supposed to be doing right now? (I highly suggest that after this tag, do what you’re supposed to be doing)

4. Who’s your biggest tumblr squiggle? Explain why & tag them to do this tag! (a squiggle is like a friendship crush; someone that you wish to be friends with but are too afraid to talk to them)

5. Did you listen to Yoongi’s mixtape? Did it meet your expectations?

6. Vent about something that’s annoying you right now. (Stealing this from Lex bc it’s a good stress-reliever lol)

7. What’s one song that you can play on repeat for the rest of your life? What do you like about it?

8. What are some key things that make you feel the most nostalgic?

9. Write a love letter to your crush in-detail (or what you would say to them, if this were legit. They’ll never see this, and if they do, then I sincerely apologize.)

10. What is one trend (clothing, makeup, anything) that you adore but have yet to try for yourself?

11. Explain the exact situation (setting, what you’re doing, etc.) of when you feel the most relaxed.

TAGGING (not tagging 11 bc i don’t have that many friends):

1. @chocoltaechipkookies

2. @isotuan

3. @got-seoul7

4. @suavesehun

5. @imjiminsgirlfriend

6. @smolpotaetobean

7. @jimiyoong

8. @muji-gay

9. @v-ji-kook