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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Year of 5 Emperors| > |Didius Julianus| > SH39691
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 mint, weight 19.300g, maximum diameter 30.1mm, die axis 0o, 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 (senatus consulto) flanking low across field; nice green patina, pleasing portrait, weak reverse strike; from the Prof. Henry H. Armstrong collection, handwritten envelope notes, "Champion, Purchase, 1909 1910"; rare; SOLD











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