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I....Ionia.

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Ionia, Phokaia, c. 350-300 BC. Æ (15mm, 4.36g, 11h). Phokleon, magistrate.
Obverse..Head of Hermes facing left wearing a Petasos hat tied at the back.
Reverse..Forepart of a griffin springing left. ΦΩKAEΩN (PHOKAEON), name of the magistrate below.
SNG Copenhagen 1039ff (magistrate); BMC 101.

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Roman Asia Minor. Ionia, Ephesus. Claudius, AD 41-54. AR Cistophorus (21mm, 10.77g, 6h), Ephesus mint, struck circa AD 41-42. Obv: TI CLAVD CAES•AVG; Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev: DIAN - EPHE; Tetrastyle temple on podium of four steps, enclosing cult statue of Diana of Ephesus with polos on head and fillets hanging from wrists; pediment decorated with two figures flanking large disk set on central table, and two tables and recumbent figures in angles. Ref: BMC 229; Cohen 30; RIC 118; RPC I 2222. 

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Lucilla, Augusta, 164-182.
Denar
Obv.: LVCILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust of Lucilla to right.
Rev.: IVNONI LVCINAE Juno seated left, holding flower in her right hand and infant in her left.
AR, 19mm, 3.42g, 6h
Ref.: BMC 342.Cohen 36. RIC 770

 

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Faustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 161-175
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding scepter in right and infant in left
Ag, 3.55g, 18.2mm
Ref.: RIC III 677, RSC II 99, BMCRE IV 91, CRE 176 var. (no pearls)

 

 

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Istros, Silver stater

Obv:- Facing male heads, left inverted
Rev:- ΙΣΤΡΙΗ, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, A below dolphin
Minted in Istros, 400 - 350 B.C.
Reference:– AMNG I 416, SNG Cop 192 var (right head inverted), SGCV I 1669

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J......Julia / Juno.

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Julia Mamaea. Augusta, 222-235 AD. AR Denarius (2,81 gm, 19mm). Rome mint. Struck 222 AD.
Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, bare headed, draped bust right.
Reverse: IVNO CONS-E-RVATRIX, Juno standing slightly left, holding patera and scepter; to left, peacock standing left.
RIC IV 343 (Severus Alexander); BMCRRE 43-5 (Severus Alexander); RSC 35. gVF.

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Judea

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JUDAEA, Achaemenid Province (Yehud)
AR Gerah 7.2mm, 0.6g
Circa 375-332 BCE.
Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; lily and crescent to left, YHD (in Phoenician) to right.
MCP YHD .Hendin 1050; cf. HGC 10, 435
Ex Holyland Ancient Coins

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J for Julia, daughter of Augustus

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Livia & Julia (Wife and Daughter of Augustus)
circa 10-2 BC
Charinos Grammateus, magistrate.
Obv: ΛΙΒΙΑΝ ΗΡΑΝ ΧΑΡΙΝΟΣ. Draped bust of Livia right.
Rev: ΟΥΛΙΑΝ ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗΝ. Draped bust of Julia (as Aphrodite) right.
Æ, 18 mm, 3.38 g
Ref.: RPC 2359

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J for Julianus II

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Livia & Julia (Wife and Daughter of Augustus)
circa 10-2 BC
Charinos Grammateus, magistrate.
Obv: ΛΙΒΙΑΝ ΗΡΑΝ ΧΑΡΙΝΟΣ. Draped bust of Livia right.
Rev: ΟΥΛΙΑΝ ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗΝ. Draped bust of Julia (as Aphrodite) right.
Æ, 18 mm, 3.38 g
Ref.: RPC 2359

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J for Julia Domna, provincial coins

 

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Julia Domna
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
AE25
Obv.: IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CЄBA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; behind, hound springing right.
AE, 8.68g, 25mm
Ref.: Varbanov 1045 var. (bust type), Schönert-Geiß: "Die Münzprägung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis", nr. 200, p. 84

 

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Julia Mamaea (222-235).
Thrace, Deultum
Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: COL FL PAC DEVLT, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; at feet, hound advancing right.
AE, 8.95g, 23.7mm
Ref.: Varbanov 2341

 

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Julia Domna, 193-217 AD
Pisidia, Antiochia
Obv.: IVLIΛ ΛVGΛSTΛ, draped bust right
Rev.: ANT IOCH C - ENI COL CΛS, Tyche standing facing, head left, wearing kalathos, holding branch and cornucopiae.
AE, 23.9mm, 5.74g
Ref.: SNG France 1126 var.

 

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J is for Janiform heads

Rome Anonymous Ar Quadrigatus 225-214 BC Obv Janiform head of the Dioscuri Rv Jupiter standing right driving quadriga Crawford 28/3 6.70 grms 22 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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If you really think about it J could have just as easily stood for Jupiter.

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J fot Julia Paula

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Julia Paula (219-220)
AR Denar, Rome
Obv.: IVLIA PAVLA AVG, Draped bust right.
Rev.: VENVS GE ETRIX (N missing) , Venus seated left with apple and sceptre.
Ag, 3.09g, 18.4mm
Ref.: RIC 222

 

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Julia Paula
Tetradrachm, Egypt, Alexandria
Obv.: IOYΛIA ΠAYΛA CEB, bust right
Rev.: L - Δ, bust of Serapis right, year 4 (=220/221)
Billon, 12.85g, 23.3mm
Ref.: Kampmann/Ganschow 57.15, Geissen 2366

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J for Juipiter

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Republic
Anonymous issue, AR Victoriatus, after 211 BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter r.
Rev.: Victory r., crowning trophy; in exergue ROMA
Ref.: RSC 9, Crawford 53/1
Ag, 2.98g, 17.1mm

 

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Caracalla
AR Denarius
Obv.: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right
Rev.: P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P, Jupiter, standing half-right, looking left, thunderbolt in right and scepter in left
Ag, 2.40g, 20mm
Ref.: RIC IV 275a

 

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Licinius II
AE-Follis , Antiochia, 317-320
Obv: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, Bust of Licinius II, laureate, draped, left, holding sceptre in right hand and mappa in left hand
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS/ Jupiter, nude, chlamys draped across left shoulder, standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand and leaning on sceptre with left hand; to left, captive
OfficinaMark: BI
MintMark: SMANT
3.14g, 17mm
RIC VII, p.680, 29 (R4)

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Judaea. Bar Kochba Revolt, AD 132-135. AR Zuz (Denarius) (20mm, 3.40 g, 6h). Jerusalem mint. Undated issue, attributed to year 3 (AD 134/135). Obv: Grape bunch on vine tendril; “Shim‘on” (in Hebrew) around. Rev: Flagon with handle; palm frond to right; “For the Freedom of Jerusalem” (in Hebrew) around. Ref: Mildenberg 194 (O24/R125); Meshorer 285; Hendin 1433. image.jpeg.8701c79f5ee0232e4b8d3354aa6660f6.jpeg

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Kind of shocked that no one's posted the most obvious "J" yet. 🙂 

Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar AR Denarius.
Military mint travelling with Caesar, 49-48 BC.
Elephant advancing to right, trampling on serpent; CAESAR in exergue / Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis (surmounted by wolf's head), and apex. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; BMCRR Gaul 27-30; RSC 49. 3.26g, 20mm, 2h.
Ex Roma

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J for Jin Dynasty

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Later Jin Dynasty

Emperor: Hai Ling Wang, 海陵王
Av: Zheng Long Yuan Bao 正隆元宝
Rv: blank
Value: 1 cash
Year: 1158-61
Material: AE, 25mm, 4.1g
Literature: Hartill 18.40, FD1637, S1083

 

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Later Jin Dynasty

Emperor: Shi Zong 世宗
Av: Da Ding Tong Bao, 大定通寶
Rv: blank
Value: 1 cash
Year: 1178
Material: AE, 3.95g, 25mm
Literature: Hartill 18.42, FD1640, S1085

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Jaga Deva..1199-1213 AD.....19mm/6.22gr...Die axis 12 o'clock.
Obverse...Ardochsho (Lakshmi) seated cross-legged facing in lalitasana (with right leg folded under and left leg hanging down), holding diadem in right hand and long-stemmed lotus in left hand, legend in Sharada script, at left: 'Jaga', at right: 'Deva'.
Reverse...Highly stylized King standing facing, sacrificing at an altar to the left. Bottom right legend in Sharada script 'Deva'....Ex-William Spengler collection.
This type is unpublished in Mitchiner but is mentioned in Rodgers article plate coin #20...

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