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Live auction - brm_444447 - JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)

JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1) AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 15:06:38
Type : Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)
Date: 363
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait de Julien II. Revers bien venu. Jolie patine vert foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Elsen 70, 2002, n° 683 et de la collection du Docteur S

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// (PALME)NIKA(PALME).
Reverse description : Taureau passant à droite surmonté de deux étoiles.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Rei Publicæ”, (La Sécurité de la République).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire au revers, le taureau est orné d’un œil central (cyclopéen). Rubans de type 3.

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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