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Roman Republic, Marcus Vargunteius, c. 130 B.C.
The Romans regarded Jupiter as the equivalent of Greek Zeus, and in Latin literature and Roman art, the myths and iconography of Zeus are adapted under the name Iuppiter. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Jupiter was the brother of Neptune and Pluto. Each presided over one of the three realms of the universe: sky, the waters, and the underworld.
RR88365. Silver denarius
507, RSC I
Vargunteius 1, BMCRR
1068, RBW Collection
1048, SRCV I
133, aVF, light tone, light and scratches marks, minor flan
wave, slightest porosity
3.700g, maximum diameter
19.5mm, die axis
, c. 130 B.C.; obverse head
left in winged helmet, crest with griffin head
, peaked visor in three pieces, wearing single drop earring and necklace, hair in three locks, M VARG
, mark of value=16 asses
) below chin; reverse Jupiter
in a slow quadriga
right, nude to the waist, upright branch in right hand, thunderbolt and reins in left hand, ROMA
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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