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ID number:  BIRBI-R3547
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Julian; Constantius II; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  355-360
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.82
Weight (g):  2.14
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2573.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Julian, facing r. draped, cuirassed. Reverse: standing soldier, cuirassed, cloak billowing behind, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand, stepping on shield, spearing soldier riding fallen horse, raising a hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INP IVLII…ΔVS NOB CΔBJ (Imperator Julian most noble Caesar). Reverse: FEL TE.O RVPARΠTIO (re-establishment of the prosperous times). Mint mark: CFLC (mint of Lugdunum).

Bibliography:  RIC VIII 198

Notes:  There seems to be a spearhead appearing from the bottom right, pointing at the soldier's leg on the reverse that should not be there.

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