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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE1 Antioch
Julian II. 360-363 AD. AE1 (8.89 gm). Antioch mint, 4th officina. DNFLCLIVLI-ANVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above; (palm) ANTD (palm).
RIC VIII 216; LRBC 2640.
Grade: good VF, dark brown patina.
I can not understand why the coin was graded as gVF only - there are no any visible traces of circulating.
The most perfect portrait of Julian which I have seen ever. If you do not agree, show me better!
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Album name:IVLIANVS / The Best of Type!
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Date added:Jan 11, 2008
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Potator II  [Jan 11, 2008 at 07:39 PM]
A real BOT, magnificent...
Noah  [Jan 12, 2008 at 12:15 PM]
Awesome portrait
*Alex  [Mar 09, 2008 at 04:02 PM]
Beautiful. I can only assume that whoever graded it was more used to dealing with modern coins.
Jan Terje R  [Mar 13, 2008 at 04:34 PM]
Amazing detail on the portrait. Great coin all in all. A solid five star!
ROMA  [Nov 07, 2008 at 04:23 PM]
Incredibly sharp coin! The actual die has a quality that is superior to many others of this type.
Vincent  [Mar 14, 2010 at 12:19 PM]
AMAZING! Does justice to Julian the Philosopher and Hellenism Greek culture!
otlichnik  [Jun 29, 2011 at 02:49 PM]
Wow! Fantastic portrait and what a beard. Details are great but the artistic structuring - the line of the beard is fabulous. Julian II. Beard. Antioch. Brings the Misopogon to life!
Enodia  [Jul 25, 2011 at 12:43 AM]
magnificent portrait, especially for a Julian. beautiful coin!
Steve E  [Jul 25, 2011 at 03:40 AM]
I'm usually unimpressed with the artistry of 4th century Roman coins This one blows me away Maybe gVF means "Great, Very Fantastic" IMO EF+ is conservative, it could be mint state, except for the slightest wear on the high points What a beautifully preserved and crafted coin
Legatus  [Aug 28, 2011 at 10:42 PM]
Ditto Steve's comments
Antonivs Protti  [Sep 04, 2011 at 01:10 AM]
This coin is an eye candy ;-)Awesome patina and Superb portrait and expression. Congrats
quadrans  [Sep 03, 2012 at 04:08 PM]
Perfect !!!!
cicerokid  [Sep 08, 2012 at 06:40 PM]
Julian Justified