Julian II (AD 360 - AD 363)

Flavius Claudius Julianus, known also as Julian or Julian the Apostate, was Roman Emperor (Caesar, November 355 to February 360; Augustus, February 360 to June 363). Julian was the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire and it was his desire to bring the empire back to its ancient Roman values in order to save it from "dissolution". He purged the top-heavy state bureaucracy and attempted to revive traditional Roman religious practices at the cost of Christianity. His rejection of Christianity in favour of Neo-Platonic paganism caused him to be called Julian the Apostate by the church. In 363, after a reign of only 19 months as absolute ruler of the Roman Empire, Julian died in Persia during a campaign against the Sassanid Empire.

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Julian II 'Votive' Siliqua 026573

Extremely Rare Julian II 'Votive' Siliqua
Silver, 1.72 grams, 17.92 mm. Arles. 355-360 AD. Obverse: DN FL CL IVLIA-NVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX within wreath. Mintmark TCONST. RIC VIII Arles 311; cf Sear (1988) 4070 (R2). Note: The difference between the common RIC 309, the scarce RIC 310 and the rarer 311 (this coin) is the position of the break in the obv. legend. Good fine.
£75.00

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Julian II 'Votive' Siliqua 026573
Julian II 'Votive' Reduced Siliqua 022667

Julian II 'Votive' Reduced Siliqua
Silver, 1.57 grams, 16.35 mm. Trier. 360-363 AD. Obverse: DN CL IVLI-ANVS AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: VOTIS V MVLTIS X, in four lines within wreath. Mintmark TR palm branch in exergue. RIC VIII Trier 365; RSC 157†b; cf Sear (1988) 4061-4062. Good very fine/fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£120.00

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Julian II 'Votive' Reduced Siliqua 022667


Main Roman Coin Book and Other References:

RIC = Mattingly, Harold    The Roman Imperial Coinage
BMC = Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum
RSC = Seaby, H A    Roman Silver Coinage
RCV = Sear, David R    Roman Coins and Their Values
Cr = Crawford, Michael    The Roman Republican Coinage
SB = Sear, David R    Byzantine Coins and Their Values
S = Coins of England and the United Kingdom
WW = Wildwinds.com (reference & attribution site)



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