Authentic Roman coin Silver Ring depicting King of the God Jupiter
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Silver Coin 200 BC • Size: 9 US Adjustable • Band material: Sterling Silver
A Victoriatus (authentic Roman coin, 200 BC) has been set in this ring, depicting Jupiter, a Roman divinity corresponding to the Greek Zeus, Jupiter for Romans. On the reverse side of the coin we can see the Victory ( Nike ). Jupiter is the god of the sky and thunder and the king of the gods in Ancient Roman religion and mythology. Jupiter was the chief deity of Roman state religion throughout the Republican and Imperial eras until Christianity became the dominant religion of the Empire. In Roman mythology, he negotiates with Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome, to establish principles of Roman religion such as offering, or sacrifice. Jupiter is usually thought to have originated as an aerial god. His identifying implement is the thunderbolt and his primary sacred animal is the eagle, which held precedence over other birds in the taking of auspices[ and became one of the most common symbols of the Roman army (see Aquila). The two emblems were often combined to represent the god in the form of an eagle holding in its claws a thunderbolt, frequently seen on Greek and Roman coins. As the sky god, he was a divine witness to oaths, the sacred trust on which justice and good government depend. Many of his functions were focused on Capitoline Hill, where the citadel was located. In the Capitoline Triad, he was the central guardian of the state with Juno and Minerva. His sacred tree was the oak.