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E-auction 486-397009 - brm_166639 - JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Maiorina ou nummus, (PB, Æ 3)

JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Maiorina ou nummus, (PB, Æ 3) XF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 105 €
End of the sale : 08 August 2022 14:12:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Maiorina ou nummus, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 362-363
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,38 g.
Rarity : UNIQUE
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince et irrégulier. Beau portrait. Faiblesse de frappe au revers. Jolie patine vert olive, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste barbu, diadémé, casqué, drapé et cuirassé de Julien II auguste à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant la lance de la main droite et le bouclier de la gauche (C'4) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Flavius Claudius Iulianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Flavien Claude Julien pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : VOT/ X/ MVLT/ XX/ -|-// SMHA.
Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Votis decennalibus/ Multis vicennalibus”, (Vœux pour le dixième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le vingtième anniversaire à venir).


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse cloutée. Bouclier avec umbo central. Semble complètement inédit et non répertorié. Manque ou ouvrages de référence. Émission probable en regard de la double maiorina (RIC 101). Cuirasse cloutée.

Historical background


(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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