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Didius Julianus, 28 March - 2 June 193 A.D.
From the Prof. Henry H. Armstrong collection. In 1910, when he purchased this coin, Professor Armstrong lived in Rome working as a Research Associate of the Carnegie Institution in Archaeology teaching at the American School for Classical Studies. From 1918 until his death in 1935 he taught at Beloit College as head of the Department of Romance Languages. Nicknamed "Sparky" by the students, his death after a two-week illness came as a shock to the college. His coins, inherited by his son, sat in a cigar box for the next 74 years.
SH39691. Orichalcum sestertius
, Hunter III
11 (same obv. legend break
), RIC IV
16 (R), BMCRE V
28, Cohen III
17, SRCV II
6077, VF, well centered
, green patina
, nice portrait, Rome
19.300g, maximum diameter
30.1mm, die axis
, late May - 2 Jun 193 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES
M DID SEVER IVLIAN AVG, laureate head
right; reverse RECTOR ORBIS
(Master of the World), Didius Julianus
standing slightly left, head
left, togate, globe in extended right hand, scroll in left hand at side
, S - C
) flanking low across field
; nice green patina
, pleasing portrait, weak reverse
strike; from the Prof. Henry H. Armstrong collection, handwritten envelope notes, "Champion, Purchase,
Catalog current as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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