- ID: 403

    Submitter: Jean-Luc

    Added: 1998-04-25

    Julianus, 360-363 A.D.

    AV-Solidus, Antioch.
    Av.: FL CL IVLIA-NVS P F AVG  Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to r.
    Rv.: VIRTVS EXERCI-TVS ROMANORVM  Roman soldier, holding trophy, dragging a captive by his hair, in exergue, ANTI.
    Normal weight. c. 20 mm.

    Ref.: cf. Hirmer 695.

    BoC: 20/2, 1995/6, p.30.

    FAKE – This curious counterfeit differs in many details from the genuine solidi: The captive should wear his native dress and not just a loin-cloth, the soldier a short tunic and not a skirt resembling a dancer´s tutu.Both figures have the well-developped calves which point to Bulgaria as the country of origin.

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