Featured Sacrifice to JUPITER...or DIE !

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  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    kool thread & coins one & all! :)...my lastest Jupiter reverse on child caesar Valerian ll..:) Valerian ll 002.JPG Valerian ll 003.JPG
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  3. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    And if you are curious about how Jupiter would be looking when you met him in the street, here are some portraits. They are from Alexandria (Zeus Ammon) and from the Lower Danube (a Macedonian Zeus), that would be between Bucharest and the Black Sea.

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    Egypt. Alexandria, Antoninus Pius AE Drachm. Year IH = 18 = 154/5. Obv. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r., seen from behind. Rev. Bust of Zeus-Ammon r., year IH to the right. 34 mm, 23.81 gr. Emmett 1700.

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    Diocletian, potin tetradrachm Alexandria 292/3. Obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev. Bust of Zeus right, slight drapery on shoulder, wearing taenia; L ENATOY = RY 9 (AD 292/3) before and behind Zeus. 18 mm, 6.84 gr. Emmett 4086.9.

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    Thracian imitation by an uncertain issuer from the 350-300 BC period, Lower Danube. Early imitation of a Philip II tetradrachm of Amphipolis. Fourrée (at the edge some giveaway spots). Obv. Laureate head of Zeus t.r., behind it, a leaf. Rev. Jockey and horse riding t.r. Under it, labda over a bucranium. Under the prancing leg of the horse, an A. 24.5 mm, 13.85 gr.
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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    T CLOULIS.jpg
    AR Quinarius
    OBVERSE: Laureate head of Jupiter right
    REVERSE: T CLOVLI, Victory crowning trophy on top of Gaulish captive
    Struck at Rome 98 BC
    2.1g, 13mm
    Cr332/1, Syd 586, Cloulia 2
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    Æ Semis
    OBVERSE: Laureate head of Jupiter right; S (mark of value) behind
    REVERSE: Prow right; dolphin before, ROMA below
    Rome mint, 88BC
    4.33g, 21mm
    BMCRR II, p. 589, 10
    M. VOLTEIUS M.F.a1.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Laureate head of Jupiter right
    REVERSE: Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus with closed doors; thunderbolt on pediment; below, M. VOLTEI. M. F.
    Rome 78BC
    3.60g, 18mm
    Crawford 385/1; Sydenham 774; Volteia 1
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Facing head of Medusa in center of triskeles, ear of corn between each leg
    REVERSE: Jupiter standing right, holding thunderbolt and eagle; LENT MAR to left, COS to right
    Rome 49 BC
    3.08g, 18-16mm
    Crawford 445/1b; Sear 4; Sydenham 1029; Cornelia 64a
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    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: IMP ANTONINVS AVG - Laureate, draped bust right
    REVERSE: P M TR P III COS III P P - Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left
    Struck at Rome, 220 AD
    3.2g, 18mm
    RIC 27, S 7532
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  5. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Postumus (260-269 A.D.)
    Billon Antoninianus
    Colonia Agrippina (Cologne, Germany) mint, (ca. 260-61 A.D.)

    Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped &cuirassed bust of Postumus right
    Rev: IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter walking right, hurling a thunderbolt
    RIC 311


    Licinius I, AE follis. 313 AD. Siscia. IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing half left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath left. Officina letter in right field. (20 variations known, differing rev. breaks; officina letters A, B, gamma, delta and epsilon). Mintmark SIS. RIC VI Siscia 233a.


    Claudius II (Gothicus) AD 268-270. Siscia Billon Antoninianus 20 mm., 3,22 g.
    RIC V Claudius Gothicus 52
    Date Range: AD 268 - AD 270
    Obverse Legend: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
    Type: Bust of Claudius Gothicus, radiate, draped, right

    ReverseLegend: IOVI STATORI
    Type: Jupiter, nude, standing right, holding sceptre in right hand and thunderbolt in left hand

    Just a simple thunderbolt on this quadrans, without its owner

    Hadrian AD 117-138. Rome Quadrans Æ 18 mm., 2,52 g.
    Quadrans or semisDate Range: AD 121 - AD 123

    Eagle standing right

    Reverse Legend: P M TR P COS III // S C (in field)
    Type: Thunderbolt

    Alexander III, AR Drachm, 323-319 BC. Philip III Arrhidaios Struck under Menander or Kleitos. Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / AΛEXANΔΡOY to right of Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. bee left in left field, spear-head in outer right field. Price 1937-1938; Mueller 322-323; SNG Cop. 952.
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  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I'm sorry it took so long for anyone to reply. Ordinarily, I would suggest starting a new thread for an introduction post but your coin is a Jupiter and appropriate here. It is NEVER safe to say a coin is genuine just from a photo, especially a fuzzy one. It is often very possible to point out a fake from even a poor photo. Your coin strikes me as probably OK but not a terribly nice example of a common type which is what you might expect from many eBay sellers. I hope you will read many posts here and share again what comes your way next. Meanwhile, practice taking photos. Below is another example of a similar coin of Licinius II.
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  7. jdmKY

    jdmKY Well-Known Member

    68571772-D797-48B4-8258-F77472FA3A90.jpeg My only Jupiter -

    Cornelius Lentulus and Claudius Marcellus, 49 BC
    Obv - Medusa head in center of triskeles
    Rev - Jupiter rt with eagle, thunderbolt 64FE51DC-130A-483C-9CAB-BA5DC14F9F4D.jpeg
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  8. Ricardo123

    Ricardo123 Well-Known Member

    My Jupiter from Neapolis Samaria
    Philip 2 / Jupiter
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  9. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    I have one sestertius with a Jupiter reverse:

    Roman Empire, 222-235 AD
    Æ Sestertius
    Severus Alexander
    222-235 AD, AE Sestertius.
    Obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
    Rev: IOVI PROPVGNATORI SC, Jupiter advancing left holding thunderbolt in his right hand.
    BMC 794. Cohen 79. RIC 628.
    An attractive example with a lovely brownish-green patina.
    Nice VF
    Roma E-Sale 66, Large Lot 1419
    18.3 grams

    D-Camera  Severus Alexander sestertius, Jupiter SC, 222-35 AD, RIC 628, 18.3 g  01-03-21.jpg

    Additionally I found another sestertius of Trajan Decius, the smaller brother of my double sestertius:

    RIC 126, 18.6 grams

    D-Camera  Trajan Decius sestertius, Victory Avg SC,, RIC 126, 18.6 g  01-03-21.jpg

    Here's big brother, at 31.3 grams:

    D-Camera Trajan Decius, double sestertius, 249-51 AD, Victory, 31.3 g, . 10-16-20.jpg
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  10. Orielensis

    Orielensis Supporter! Supporter

    Well, since Decius demands it... here are some of my Jupiters:

    Römische Republik – RRC 332:1c, Quinar, T. Cloelius, Jupiter, Trophäe.png
    Roman Republic, moneyer: T. Cloelius, AR quinarius, 98 BC, Rome mint. Obv: head of Jupiter, laureate, r., control mark .C. before. Rev: T.CLOVLI; Victory standing r. crowns trophy with seated captive and carnyx; in exergue, Q. 16mm, 1.9g. Ref: RRC 332/1c.

    Rom – Titus, denarius, Jupiter.png
    Titus (under Vespasian), Roman Empire, denarius, 76 AD, Rome mint. Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right. Rev: IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter standing left, holding patera and sceptre; altar at left. 19mm, 3.2g. Ref: RIC II Vespasian 863.

    Rom – Septimius Severus, Denar, Jupiter sitzend .png
    Septimius Severus, Roman Empire, denarius, 197–198 AD, Rome mint. Obv: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, head of Septimius Severus, laureate, r. Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI; Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre. 17.5mm, 3.30g. Ref: RIC IV.1 Septimius Severus 130.

    Rom – Macrinus, Denar, Jupiter RIC 76b.png
    Macrinus, Roman Empire, AR denarius, 217–218 AD, Rome mint. Obv: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG; laureate and cuirassed short-bearded bust of Macrinus r. Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI; Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; to left, small figure of Macrinus standing r. 20mm, 3.21g. Ref: RIC IV Macrinus 76b.
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  11. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

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