, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit With
This coin combines an die of , 337 - 361, with a die of , 360 - 363 A.D. The unlikely of types from different emperors and issues, the light , and the flaw on the indicate it is a plated ancient counterfeit.
Ancient counterfeits often have mismatched obverses and reverses. Transfer dies were made using genuine coins which were destroyed in the process. Since making each die destroyed the coin, the same coin could not be used to make both dies. The destroyed coins were undoubtedly melted to contribute to the silver foil plate.
Unlike counterfeit , counterfeit are very . are so thin, that striking counterfeits with a bronze core apparently could not provide an economic benefit worth the effort and risk.RS79849. silver plated reduced , cf. official, mint, silver, 180 (for ) and 233 (for ), aVF, on a cutting off parts of , marks, scratches, corrosion, edge crack, edge chips, 1.385 g, maximum 17.1 mm, 180o, illegal mint, c. 360 - 365 A.D.; D N CONSTANTIVS , laureate, draped, and right; VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines within , in closing at the top, CONST in ; $125.00 (€111.25)
abbreviates Decennalibus Multis Vicennalibus. Earlier in the empire, this would have meant that Julian had completed his vows (prayers) to thank the gods on the tenth of his rule, and made more vows to the gods that they might him achieve his twentieth . Julian ruled less than three and a half years. By Julian's time, votive inscriptions had come to express hopes rather than reality.RL77939. Bronze , Cyzicus 130 (S), II 2512, 19180, 151, -, F, green with red earthen highlighting, centered on , scratches, 3.074 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 0o, 1st , Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 362 - 363 A.D.; D N FL CL IVLIANVS , helmeted and left holding spear and ; VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines within , tied at the bottom, closed with a jewel at the top, CVZA in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex-Lindgren; ; $45.00 (€40.05)
Certificate of Authenticity issued by . SH21937. Gold
, Antioch 197, 79 var., 4066 var., EF, 4.465 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 180o, 1st , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 362 - 363 A.D.; FL CL IVLIANVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; ROMANORVM (the power of the Roman army), (Julian) advancing right, left, dragging captive with right and holding across shoulder, ANTA in ; minor abrasion on emperor's neck and a couple light scratches, ex & ; very ; SOLD
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