Victory and the Bull

ANS example of RIC I Augustus 514

I wanted to juxtapose this coin with this terracotta plaque I saw yesterday the Altes Museum (Berlin)

Part of me wonders if the dating could be off and these plaques might possibly be part of the Augustan era classicizing/archaizing impetus.

Update 10/5/22:

Louvre has bull slaying scene too, but a different mold. Wierd how this one has the palmettes at the bottom.

The another plaque in this set also shares a similar iconography with other numismatic representations:

ANS specimen
RIC Hadrian 298

Minerva/Athena Promachos? Palladion? Your call.

Abdera specimen.

Updated 10-10-22:

Louvre. Note base this is a statue being worshipped

Update 12/8/22:

comparative iconography. What do we call these grassy crowns?!

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