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Live auction - brm_419286 - JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)

JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1) AU/AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:57:17
Type : Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)
Date: 362-363
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,29 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait de Julien II. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine verte
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 REIPVB/ -|-// PCONST..
Reverse description : Taureau passant à droite surmonté de deux étoiles ; devant lui, un aigle debout à droite sur une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Rei Publicæ”, (La Sécurité du bien public).

Commentary


Poids léger. Portrait particulier avec le coin de droit légèrement bouché dans la chevelure Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Épaulière lisse avec des ptéryges cloutées. Taureau à l’œil cyclopéen. Magnifique aigle posé sur la couronne.

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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