Julian II (Caesar 355-360, Augustus 360-363) issued a famous large AE1
"bull" type 361-363. The official pieces (see the image) measure about
27 to 29 mm. Crude imitations were issued with a smaller module. According
to Bastien (ANSMN 1985, p. 156), "imitations of this type are relatively
Prototype example: DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG
/SECVRITAS REIPVB , eagle before bull
/PCONST<dot> in exergue.
Julian II imitations:
AE28. 5:30. 8.55 grams
An unusually large full-sized imitation.
Reasonably good style. Letter like forms make a nearly-recognizable legend.
/CONSP<delta> in exergue
Prototype: RIC Constantinople 162, plate 23.
AE24. 6:00. 6.49 grams.
AE24. DNIL...AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
/....S REIPVB, weak mintmark, possibly LVGDOFFS, as RIC Lugdunum 236, plate 6
AE23-20. 7:00. 5.62 grams.
Not legible, bust right (much corrosion)
/clear bull and two stars, mint mark obscure
References: Boon --. Bastien ANSMN 1985 #50-51, plate
Prototype: Sear 4072. RIC Lugdunum 236, plate 6, and others, including this prototype illustrated above, RIC Sirmium 106 struck "Summer 361- 26 June 363."
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