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Barbaric issue of Julian the Apostate


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I just received this one in the mail today.

I usually do not bother with the Roman barbaric issues of coins but something about this one just stood out and grabbed my attention so I bought it.

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I am intrigued with this Emperor's story. He was one of the very few that survived the killing (purging) of Constantine's many family and the civil wars of Constantius II time frame.

He was a very different Emperor that did some very unusual things for being so well educated. He converted from Christianity to Paganism, gave up luxury, slept on the ground, went unclean, was infested with vermin, let His nails grow long and boasted of His shaggy hair and dirty hands.  

If you ask me I think He was a little Crazy ! 

So what better song best fits Him ? And Ozzy looks a little Pagan in this video.

 

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here's my example

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Julian II
A.D. 360-363
24x25mm    6.1gm
D N FL C IVLI-ANVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right.
SECVRITAS REIPVB; Bull, head facing, standing right; above, two stars; at right, eagle standing on wreath, holding another wreath in beak.
In ex. SCONST
copying RIC VIII Arles 318

 

 

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Nice Conan coins you two! And great music choice @bcuda. That's one of my favorite guitar solos of the 80s😎

Crazy?! Crazy like a... wolf, barking at the moon!

 

Here's a young one of the man that I believe to be barbarous;

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Here's a real one. I am quite fond of the flan. 

 

Julian II the Apostate, AE Maiorina

Julian II the Apostate AE Maiorina

Minted: undefined, at the Antioch Mint

Weight: 8.46, Diameter: 30.0mm, Axis: 6H

Obverse: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG,
Bust of Julian, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

Reverse: SECVRITAS REI PVB,
Bull, standing right, head front; above, two stars

Exergue: -/-//(palm branch left)ANTA(palm branch right)

Provenance: Ex. CNG Auction 406 Lot 797


Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 216

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Interesting seeing local imitations of this great coin type.

Can’t share any “locals” but have these two official issues. Especially the one from Lyon is a great coin if you ask me 😀

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JULIAN II APOSTATA (360-363). Double Maiorina. Lugdunum mint. 8,26 g.
Obv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB  / LVGDOFFS
Bull standing right; two stars above.


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JULIAN II APOSTATA (360-363). Double Maiorina. Constantinople mint. 8,00 g.
Obv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB • / • CONSPΓ (palm).
Bull standing right; two stars above.

 

 

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