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brm_713823 - JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Silique

JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER Silique AU/AU
250.00 €(Approx. 270.00$ | 215.00£)
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Type : Silique
Date: 362-363
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan centré. Très joli revers de style fin. Patine grise avec reflets dorés

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 : VOT/ X/ MVLT/ XX/ -|-// PCONST.
Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes dans une couronne avec un médaillon orné d'un aigle.
Reverse translation : “Votis decennalibus/ Multis vicennalibus”, (Vœux pour le dixième anniversaire de règne et pour le vingtième à venir).

Historical background


JULIAN II THE PHILOSOPHER

(6/11/355-26/06/363)

Augustus

Julien 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. Installed in Antioch at the beginning of 363 where he wrote the Misopogon (Of those who are against the beard - because he wore the beard of the philosophers), he abjured Christianity by trying to create a pagan syncretism. This policy failed and did not survive the emperor who died on June 26, 363, killed or assassinated, while he had begun a brilliant campaign against the Sassanids..

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