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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Egypt| > RX89556
Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
Jupiter or Jove, Zeus to the Greeks, was the king of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the patron deity of ancient Rome, he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife Juno. The father of Mars, he is, therefore, the grandfather of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome. Emperors frequently made vows to Jupiter for protection. The Roman's believed as the king of the gods, Jupiter favored emperors and kings, those in positions of authority similar to his own.
RX89556. Billon tetradrachm, Dattari 5774; Milne 4762; Curtis 2043; Geissen 3222; BMC Alexandria p. 321, 2474; Emmett 4087; Kampmann 119.24, VF, dark brown tone with attractive turquoise highlighting, tiny edge crack, Alexandria mint, weight 8.181g, maximum diameter 21.5mm, die axis 0o, 29 Aug 287 - 28 Aug 288 A.D.; obverse A K Γ OYA ∆IOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Jupiter standing half left, naked but for cloak over left shoulder, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, eagle at feet, date B / L (year 2) right; ex Forum (2010); $80.00

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