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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Constantinian Era| > |Julian II| > RL88063
Julian II "the Apostate," February 360 - 26 June 363 A.D.
Spes was the Roman personification of Hope. In art Spes is normally depicted carrying flowers or a cornucopia, but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men. On this coin, the Caesar, Julian II, the designated successor of the emperor, is identified as the hope for the future of the Roman people.
RL88063. Bronze reduced maiorina, RIC VIII Cyzicus 118 (S), LRBC II 2505, SRCV V 19090, Cohen VIII 47, Hunter V -, aVF, well centered, dark patina, scratches, a little rough, 3rd officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, weight 1.120g, maximum diameter 15.4mm, die axis 180o, as caesar, 6 Nov 355 - 3 Nov 361 A.D.; obverse D N FL CL IVLIANVS NOB C, bare headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES REIPVBLICAE, emperor standing left, helmeted, in military dress, globe in extended right hand, vertical spear in left hand, SMKΓ in exergue; very scarce; SOLD


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