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This is my only Jupiter who isn't a stick man throwing thunderbolts. I'm not entirely sure what's going on.

Valerian II Antoninianus, 255
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Colonia Agrippinensis. Silver, 22mm, 2.60g. Radiate and draped bust to right; VALERIANVS CAES. Infant Jupiter seated on Amalthaean goat walking to right; IOVI CRESCENTI (RIC V.1, 3). From the Dorchester (Dorset) Hoard 1936 of over 22,000 coins deposited in 257 and found in several containers while rebuilding the Marks and Spencer store in South Street.

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Domitian Ar Denarius 95 AD Obv Head right laureate Rv Facade of the Octastyle temple of Juppiter Capitolinus RIC 815 Elkins ARC 106 3,07 grms 19 mm Photo by W Hansen 

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There has been a fair amount of debate on the identification of the temple on the reverse of this coin. However it now appears that the temple has been identified as that of Juppiter Capitolinus. The timy image of the cult statue seen between the two innermost columns does tend to support that identifaction

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RIC VII, SISCIA [after 11], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND
OBVERSE IMP[L]ICINIV[S]AVG [IMP LICINIVS AVG]; head r., laur. REVERSE IOVICON-SERVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in r. hand; eagle with wreath to l. B in right field. SIS in exergue.
NOT IN RIC UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. Not attested for this issue. RIC lists only longer obv. legends: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG and IMP LICINIVS P F AVG (p. 422). Coin should be listed after SISCIA 11
20.3mm, 2.53gr

 

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Tempel of Jupiter of the Capitoline hill:

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I think the Tempel on this issue of Domitian is shown in the background.

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One explanation is that his coin shows the grand entrance to the Capitoline tempel complex,.built bij Trajan. 

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And the man himself, casually seated, showing his muscles... could be me with a bit more exercise (not!)

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Lovely coin, @LONGINUS, and fantastic presentation, as always! Coins depicting the Temple of Jupiter were produced even way out in the eastern provinces!

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Julia Soaemias, AD 218-222
Roman Provincial AE 21.4 mm, 12.48 g
Samaria, Sebaste, AD 218-222
Obv: SVΛEMIAS ΛV[GVSTΛ] SEB, bare-headed and draped bust, r.
Rev: COL• L• SE• [SEB• ASTE•], temple of the Capitoline Jupiter* with four columns; Jupiter standing in center between Athena and Hera. Wreath within pediment
Ref: Rosenberger 36 (die match); Price & Trell 786; SNG ANS 1083

*You can read a very interesting article about this temple here.

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10 hours ago, kapphnwn said:

Domitian Ar Denarius 95 AD Obv Head right laureate Rv Facade of the Octastyle temple of Juppiter Capitolinus RIC 815 Elkins ARC 106 3,07 grms 19 mm Photo by W Hansen 

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There has been a fair amount of debate on the identification of the temple on the reverse of this coin. However it now appears that the temple has been identified as that of Juppiter Capitolinus. The timy image of the cult statue seen between the two innermost columns does tend to support that identifaction

That is RIC 816: Temple, eight columns, seated figure in centre. RIC 815 has six columns.

Nice coin, unfortunately not the Temple of Jupiter. Here is the write-up for mine.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=140462

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Here is a nice big silver piece featuring the Temple of Jupiter.

 

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Titus
AR Cistophorus, 10.64g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M.; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: CAPIT across field, RESTIT in exergue; Temple of Capitoline Jupiter with 4 columns enclosing figures of Juno, seated Jupiter and Minverva
RIC 515 (R). BMC spec. acquired 1948. RSC -. RPC 860 (3 spec.). BNC 111.
Acquired from Calgary Coin, 30 November 2015. Ex MS collection. Ex Harlan J. Berk 124, 3 January 2002, lot 448.

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Valerianus II as Caesar
AR Antoninianus, AD 255
Obv.: VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust right
Rev.: IOVI CRESCENTI, young Jupiter seated facing on goat standing right.
Ag, 3.86g, 20.5mm
Ref.: RIC 3

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Roman Republic, 83-82 BC. Denarius Serratus: 4.07 gm, 19 mm, 5 h. Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter. Reverse: Victory in fast quadriga holding reins, palm branch & wreath. Crawford 363; Sear 279.

 

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Galerius as Caesar, AD 293-305 (struck c. AD 304/5). Alexandria Mint. Billon nummus: 11.39 gm, 27 mm, 12 h. Obverse: Laureate bust of Galerius: Reverse: Jupiter holding scepter & Victory standing on a globe who is presenting him with a wreath. Some silvering still remains. RIC VI 43.

 

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By Jove, there're a lot of nice coins in this thread.  Some of my most recent Jupiters are these:

Roman Republic - for some reason, affordable RR denarii have been coming my way, most of them even worse than this one:

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Roman Republic         Denarius Q. Curtius and M. Silanus (116-115 B.C.) Rome Mint  

Q · CVRT, head of Roma right, X behind head / M · SIL͡A | R[O]M[A],  Jupiter in quadriga right holding sceptre and hurling thunderbolt. Curtia 2 and Junia 9; Crawford 285/2; Syd. 537a. (3.53 grams / 19 x 18 mm) eBay August 2023 

A Marcus Aurelius sestertius - one of those low-grade, unidentified cheapies on eBay that I often succumb too:

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Marcus Aurelius   Æ Sestertius (173-174 A.D.) Rome Mint [M ANT]ONINVS AVG TR P X[XVIII], laureate head right / [IMP VI COS III, SC in ex.], Jupiter seated left on throne, holding Victory and sceptre RIC III 1096; Cohen RSC 250; BMCRE 1470. (22.17 grams / 28 x 25 mm) eBay July 2023 $13.50 

This is my first dupondius of Severus Alexander - not an easy denomination for him.  My photos wash it out - in hand it is quite handsome despite the wear; I found some great die-matches to boot:

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Severus Alex. Æ Dupondius (c. 231-235 A.D.) Rome Mint IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, radiate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder /  IOVI PROPVGNATORI, S-C, Jupiter leaning left, looking right, hurling thunderbolt. RIC IV 629; BMCRE 795-796; Cohen RSC 81 (see notes). (9.25 grams / 23 mm) eBay June 2023                 $12.50

Die-Match Obv. & Rev.: British Museum Museum number R.16432 BMCRE 795, p.194) Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 117;  Lot 263; 29.06.2005

Die-Match Obverse: Bertolami Fine Arts E-Auction 73; Lot 1167; 14.09.2019 (as RIC IV 632) Bertolami Fine Arts (same) E-Auction 83; Lot 1206; 06.06.2020 (as RIC IV 632) Note:  Bertolami says these are RIC IV 632, with Jupiter holding an eagle, which is not the case. Should be RIC IV 629 with slight drapery, no eagle. 

 Here's another Roman Republic denarius Jupiter and Juno:

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Roman Republic Denarius L. Procilius  (80 B.C.)  Rome Mint S·C, laureate head of Jupiter right / L· PROCILI | F, Juno Sospita advancing right, brandishing shield and hurling spear, serpent before. Procilia 1; Crawford 379/1. (3.82 grams / 19 x 17 mm) eBay May 2023

Die-Match Obv. & Rev.: Bertolami Fine Arts Auction 19; Lot 365; 11.11.2015

Die-Match Obverse: Bibliothèque nationale de  France Identifier REP-17577 (CRRO example)

 

 

 

 

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In response to @David Atherton my attribution of my coin representing the facade of the Temple of Juppiter Capitolinus is incorrect. He is correct and I feel that it is necessary to make that clear. Unfortunately I misread Elkins. However I do believe that my coin does represent another manifestation of Juppiter that of Ultor. I also have a copy of Monumental  Coins written by Tameanko. When I studied his book I noted that he had attributed my coin to being the Temple of Divus Augustus. However his illustration  (drawing) of the type featured a standing togate figure (page 151). To me my coin features a seated draped figure with one leg, his right reverted back. Now this is neither here nor there, however the subsequent issue featuring this temple showed the cult statues of both Augustus and his wife Live seated facing. Liva was deified by Claudius I believe in 42 AD and she does feature on some coins of Galba. I am not certain that Domitian would chose to ignore her as Pius felt it unwise not to do so. However before getting seduced by the notion that my coin was one of Capitolinus I had long concluded that it wa most likely a depiction of the Facade of the Temple of Juppiter Ultor. Trajan does strike a sestertius of a Temple of Ultor featuring a seated figure and it is an octastyle temple. So maybe I am half right???? 

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On 9/2/2023 at 3:30 PM, David Atherton said:

Here is a nice big silver piece featuring the Temple of Jupiter.

 

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Titus
AR Cistophorus, 10.64g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M.; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: CAPIT across field, RESTIT in exergue; Temple of Capitoline Jupiter with 4 columns enclosing figures of Juno, seated Jupiter and Minverva
RIC 515 (R). BMC spec. acquired 1948. RSC -. RPC 860 (3 spec.). BNC 111.
Acquired from Calgary Coin, 30 November 2015. Ex MS collection. Ex Harlan J. Berk 124, 3 January 2002, lot 448.

This is a fantastic coin, thanks for showing it again. This is high on my wishlist because of the great reverse depiction the temple, but they are quite expensive. I also really love the imagery in the pediment, which seems to show the gigantomachy. 

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Commodus. 

 

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Also, a fire started near my home last week by a lightning strike. A bit scary as some were evacuated but it is now 90% contained. It struck a tree then burned down several hundred feet to the lake. The forest is mostly douglas fir and cedar, no pine (fortunately). Then, of course grew much bigger. We must all watch out for the anger and whims of Jove.

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3 hours ago, Limes said:

This is a fantastic coin, thanks for showing it again. This is high on my wishlist because of the great reverse depiction the temple, but they are quite expensive. I also really love the imagery in the pediment, which seems to show the gigantomachy. 

Thank you! Honestly, it's on my list of Top Ten Coins of all time. 

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