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Julian II "the Apostate," February 360 - 26 June 363 A.D.
Although Eastern Solidi of Julian II seem fairly common, the Western issues are quite scarce and this type from Arles is very rare. Zeus' eagle in the right field has been interpreted to indicate pagan influence at the Arelatum mint.
SH86350. Gold solidus
, RIC VIII Arles
303 (R2), Depeyrot EMA
145/1, Cohen VIII
75, SRCV V
19097, Hunter V
-, aVF, clipped flan
, graffiti obverse
, bumps and scratches, die break reverse
lower left, Constantia-Arelatum (Arles
, France) mint, weight
3.202g, maximum diameter
18.4mm, die axis
, 360 - 363 A.D.; obverse
FL CL IVLIANVS P P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, seen from the front; reverse VIRTVS EXERC GALL
(the courage of the Roman army in Gaul), soldier (Julian?) advancing right, helmeted and wearing military garb, head
left, right hand on the head
of a bound captive on one knee, trophy
of arms in left hand across left shoulder; eagle
right in right field
, looking left, wreath
in beak; KONSTAN (Constantia
, TAN ligate
) in exergue
; ex iNumis auction 20 May 2010 (€1740 including fees); very rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, December 9, 2018.
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