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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Vespasian| > RS94718
Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.
|Vespasian|, |Vespasian,| |1| |July| |69| |-| |24| |June| |79| |A.D.|, NEWJupiter 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.
RS94718. Silver denarius, RIC II-1 849, BMCRE III 276, RSC II 222, BnF III 249, SRCV I 2295, aF/Fair, well centered,, Rome mint, weight 2.888g, maximum diameter 19.0mm, die axis 180o, 75 - 76 A.D.; obverse IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse IOVIS CVSTOS (Jupiter the Guardian), Jupiter standing facing, nude, sacrificing from patera in right over small lit altar at feet on left, long scepter near vertical in left; from the Ray Nouri Collection; SOLD




  







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