Solidus with bust of Julian II, struck under Constantius II

Imperial Period
A.D. 355–360

Mint: Sirmium


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.55 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: bust of Julian II, draped and cuirassed, to the right
Reverse: Seated figures of Roma on the left and Constantinople on the right, facing each other and holding between them shield inscribed in four lines: VOT/ V /MVLT /X
around: GLORIA REI PVBLICAE in exergue: .SIRMC


By date unknown, Victor Adda (1885-1965) Collection, U.K., and thence by descent; by 1984, with Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd., 8 King Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 6QT, England (Auction [Important Ancient Coins: The Property of a Lady], October 10, 1985, lot 226); by 2009, with Nomos AG, Zähringerstrasse 27, Zurich, Switzerland (Auction 1, The Widder Hotel, Rennweg 7, Zurich, Switzerland, May 6, 2009, lot 172); 2009, Freeman & Sear (Manhattan Sale 1, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY, January 5, 2010, lot 451); purchased at Manhattan Sale 1 on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; 2010, sold by Berk to the MFA. (Accession date: February 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour