, 28 September 365 - 27 May 366 A.D.
According to Zosimus, Julian gave an imperial robe, informing him of his intent to make him his successor. But Julian did not tell anyone of this intent and was acclaimed emperor. gave the robe. He told of Julian's intention but asked the new Emperor to allow him to retire to private life. accepted and and his family retired to Caesarea Mazaca.RL79986. Bronze , II 2081, 17a, 8, 19883, gVF, excellent portrait, nice green , edge chip, 2.661 g, maximum 21.4 mm, 0o, 3rd , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 28 Sep 365 - Apr 366 A.D.; D N PROCO-PIVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and left; REPARATIO FEL TEMP (happy times ), standing facing, right, in right hand, resting left hand on grounded , object on ground to left, above right, Γ in ; ; $135.00 (€120.15)
, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.
The Roman historian Eutropius says "indulged in great vices," in reference to his homosexuality, and stated that had a reputation for scandalous behavior with "handsome barbarian hostages." Nevertheless, did sponsor a decree alongside that ruled that marriage based on "unnatural" sex should be punished meticulously. However, the decree may have only outlawed homosexual marriage. It may also be that was not expressing his own feeling when promulgating the legislation but was rather trying to placate public outrage at his own perceived indecencies.RL77064. heavy maiorina, 122, II 1649, 18675, 13, 56 var. (3rd ), VF, traces of , , some die wear, some light corrosion, 5.017 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 180o, 1st , (Salonika, ) mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; D N , pearl-diademed, draped, and right, A behind; FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times ), standing left on galley, on globe in right hand, ( ) in left, seated in stern steering ship, A in left , TSA in ; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
The can be translated, "Happy Times Restored" but we prefer to loosely translate it to the more current and lyrical expression, "Happy Days are Here Again!"RL74561. heavy maiorina, 123, II 50, 18136, 46, -, VF, and struck, some , porous, 4.428 g, maximum 23.7 mm, 180o, 4th , (Salonika, ) mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; D N CONSTANTIVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right, from the front, A behind; FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times ), soldier standing left, with right hand spearing horseman whose mount has fallen, on his left arm, on the ground right, A left, TS∆ in ; $80.00 (€71.20)
, , 28 September351 - Winter 354 A.D.
On 7 May 351, after arrived at Antiocha, a Jewish revolt broke out in . In 352, Gallus sent his general (magister equitum) Ursicinus to put down the revolt. The rebels destroyed Diopolis and Tiberias. Diocesarea was razed to the ground. Ursicinus gave the order to kill thousands of Jews, even children. After the revolt, a permanent garrison was stationed in Galilee.BB83763. reduced maiorina, 91, II 1901, 19017, 16, -, F, green , , 2.310 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 180o, 5th , (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, c. 353 - 6 Nov 355; D N CONSTANTIVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times ), helmeted soldier standing left, on left arm, spearing fallen horseman, on the ground right, horseman is turned toward the soldier and extends his left arm, SMHE in ; $30.00 (€26.70)
, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
The Roman poet Ovid tells the story of the : 'Most beings spring from other individuals; but there is a certain kind which reproduces itself. The Assyrians call it the . It does not live on fruit or flowers, but on frankincense and odoriferous gums. When it has lived five hundred years, it builds itself a nest in the branches of an oak, or on the top of a tree. In this it collects cinnamon and spikenard, and myrrh, and of these materials builds a pile on which it deposits itself, and dying, breathes out its last breath amidst odors. From the body of the parent bird, a young issues forth, destined to live as long a life as its predecessor. When this has grown up and gained sufficient strength, it lifts its nest from the tree (its own cradle and its parent's sepulcher), and carries it to the city of in , and deposits it in the temple of the Sun.'
BB83784. Bronze quarter maiorina, Constantinople 93 (S), II 2019, 36, 18253, 57, -, aVF, , 2.767 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 180o, 6th , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 348 - 15 Mar 351 A.D.; D N CONSTANTIVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times ), standing right on globe, CONSS* in ; ; $22.00 (€19.58)
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