Julian II "The Apostate"

360 - 363 A.D.

Julian was the son of Constantius Gallus and made Caesar by his own father's murderer, Constantius II. Constantius then assigned him an army and sent to suppress yet another German invasion. Upon the successful completion of this task, however, his own soldiers promoted him to the rank of Augustus. Chafing still from his father's fate he was well-prepared to meet Constantius in battle. But the battle was never meant to be because Constantius died of an illness enroute and he was able to rule uncontested. Reversing the growing momentum of Christianity within the empire, Julian attempted to bring back the old pagan gods and its rituals. Again, it can be suspected that this was done as much out of personal conviction as to his efforts in countering the legacy of the Constantines who decimated his family. Taking his army to deal with a new round of Persian invasions, however, left him little time to dwell on eradicating Christianity. He died in 363 from a javelin wound fighting the Persians.

Solidus

RIC 95 (Sirmium) Solidus Obv: FLCLIVLIANVSPPAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSEXERCITVSROMANORVM Exe: *SIRM(wreath), soldier standing right, head left, holding trophy over left shoulder and placing hand on head of kneeling captive. Lot sold for $2,400 1/16/02.


Siliqua

RIC 159 Siliqua Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: VOT/X/MVLT/XX - within wreath. Lot sold for $67 11/7/01.


RIC 218, Cohen 163 Siliqua Obv: FLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG; Diademed, draped, beardless bust right.
Rev: VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X Exe: LVG; in wreath.


AE1

RIC 104 (Heraclea), LRBC 1910 AE1 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above. Lot sold for $600 1/16/02.


RIC 105 (Sirmium) AE1 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVB. Bull, head facing, standing right; above, two stars.


RIC 106 (Sirmium), LRBC 1621 AE1 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above.


RIC 107 (Sirmium) AE1 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVB Exe: *(officina)SIRM(branch), bull standing right, two stars above.


RIC 162 (Constantinopolis), LRBC 2058 AE1 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above. Lot sold for $425 1/16/02.


RIC 225 AE1 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVP - Bull standing right, two stars above. Lot sold for $11 11/12/01.


RIC 411 (Siscia), LRBC 1257 AE1 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above. Lot sold for $325 1/16/02.


AE3

RIC 70 AE3 Obv: DNIVLIANVSNOBC - Bare head bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: FELTEMPREPARATIO - Soldier, on right spearing fallen Persian horseman.


RIC 81 (Sirmium) AE3 Obv: DNIVLIANVSNOBC - Bare head bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: SPESREIPVBLICE; Spes standing left holding globe.


RIC 105 (Heraclea) AE3 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG
Rev: VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath.


RIC 108 (Sirmium) AE3 Obv: FLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG; Helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Rev: VOT/X/MVLT/XX Exe: (officina)SIRM; Legend in wreath.


RIC 127 (Cyzicus), LRBC 2511 AE3 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASREIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above.


RIC 166 (Constantinopolis) AE3 Obv: DNFLCLIVLIANVSPFAVG - Helmeted diademed bust left, cuirassed holding spear and shield.
Rev: VOT/X/MVLT/XX Exe: (palm)CONSPA(palm) - Legend within wreath.


RIC 228 (Thessalonica) AE3 Obv: DNFLCLIVLINVSPFAVG - Helmeted diademed bust left, cuirassed holding spearand shield.
Rev: VOT/X/MVLT/XX - Within wreath.