Solidus with bust of Julian II

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 361–363


Mint: Sirmium

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 5.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.627

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Julian II to right.
FLCLIVLIA NVSPPAVG
Reverse: Reverse: Soldier in military attire, right hand on kneeling barbarian at left, in left hand, trophy.
VIRTVSEXERCI TVSROMANORVM in ex.: dot SIRM wreath
There are the remains of a gold circular mount around the rim of the coin.

Provenance

Said to have been Cahn sale, October 15, 1929, lot 857; by 1951: L. A. Lawrence Collection (sold at Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, January 17, 1951, lot 946); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, accessioned January 27, 1999

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III