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Live auction - brm_340782 - JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)

JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1) MS
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:41:43
Type : Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)
Date: 363
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,31 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large et ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Portrait fantastique de Julien II. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste barbu, diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Julien II Auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Flavius Claudius Iulianus Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Flavien Claude Julien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS REI PVB/ -|-// LVGD OFF S.
Reverse description : Taureau passant à droite surmonté de deux étoiles.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Rei Publicæ”, (La Sécurité de la République)// "Lugdunum officina secunda", (deuxième officine de Lyon).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Épaulière cloutée. Les ptéryges sont visibles sous le paludamentum. Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du Künsthistorisches Museum de Vienne, B. 285 e, pl. XXVI.

Historical background


JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER

(6/11/355-26/06/363) Flavius Claudius Julianus

August (02/360-26/06/363)

Julian II, Caesar in 355, was proclaimed august in Paris in February 360. After the death of Constantius II in November 361, he remained sole master of the empire. Located in Antioch at the beginning of 363, where he wrote the Misopogon (From those against beards - because he had a beard philosophers), he abjured Christianity trying to create a pagan syncretism. This policy failed and did not survive the emperor who was killed June 26 363 killed or murdered, then he began a brilliant campaign against the Sassanids.

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