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Tacitus, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.
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 those in positions of authority similar to his own.
double aureliani, MER-RIC
4096, RIC V-1
211 (R2), BnF XII
p. 436, VenŤra
-, aEF, centered, light corrosion on reverse
near edge 12:00 - 3:00, 8th officina
, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight
3.640g, maximum diameter
21.0mm, die axis
, 3rd emission, Jan - Jun 276 A.D.; obverse IMP C
M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right; reverse CLEMENTIA TEMP
(time of peace and calm), Emperor in military dress standing right, holding short eagle-tipped scepter
in left hand, receiving a globe from Jupiter
standing left, holding long scepter
vertical behind in left, holding spear, H in center, XI in exergue
; very rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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