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NASA says that Jupiter is about to be the closest to Earth he's been in 59 years. As a consequence, a number of women are expected to be unwillingly and unacceptably impregnated through impersonation and subterfuge, involving cattle, swans, and golden showers. Not saying this is good, but there's a double standard for gods and mortals. Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi -- what is permissible for Jupiter is not permissible for cows.

Mission to Jupiter - Get facts about this planet

Let's see your coins of Jupiter/Zeus!

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Gordian III, AD 238-244.
Roman AR antoninianus, 3.62 g, 21.6 mm, 5 h.
Rome mint, 2nd officina, 3rd emission, AD 241-243.
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head right, holding scepter and thunderbolt.
Refs: RIC 84; Cohen 109; RCV 8615; Hunter 51.
 
 
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Whenever you listen to Holst, it becomes clear where composers of modern science fiction film music get their ideas from.

Jupiter:

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Republic
Anonymous Denar, 86 BC. Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right, thunderbolt below
Rev: Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping quadriga right.
AR, 18mm, 3.66 g
Ref.: Crawford 350A/2; Sydenham 723; RSC 226; RBW 1333.

 

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Licinius I AE Follis. 20mm dia/ 3.2gr

Obverse- IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right

Reverse- IOVI CON-SERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding victory and sceptre, eagle at foot with wreath in its beak,gamma to right.

Mintmark SIS. RIC VII 8G (Siscia oficina3)

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The big man in some of his imposing poses:

"The Avenger"

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Emperor Gallienus - Antoninianus - Rome mint

Obv.: GALLIENVS AVG

Rev.: IOVI VLTORI

"The King"

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Emperor Diocletian - Tetradrachm - Alexandria mint

Obv.: ΔDIOKΛETIANOC CEB

Rev.: L H (=Year 😎

"The Protector"

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Emperor Maximinus (II.) "Daia" - Nummus - Siscia mint

Obv.: IMP MAXIMINVS P F AVG

Rev.: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN

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Am early Jupiter 

Anonymous "VB" Ar Victoriatus Unknown mint 211-208 BC Obv Head of Jupiter right laureate. Rv. Victory standing right crowning trophy Crawford 95/1b 3.51 grms 16mm Phot by W. Hansen95-d.png.2676de58d48b58f95e683b2ad496e2bc.pngA large number of these coins were struck in the south during the Second Punic War. 

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