The Victoriatus is named after the image on its reverse, which always shows the goddess Victoria crowning a trophy. The obverse bears the head of the major Roman god Jupiter. The victoriatus served as a means of payment with foreign territories. Thus, in contrast to the denarius, it bore no indication of value: its price corresponded to the value of its silver. Victoriati probably circulated mainly in remote areas of the Roman lands; additionally, they were much liked in Illyria (today's Balkan Peninsula), where they were even imitated.