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CNG 106, Lot: 824. Estimate $500.
Sold for $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Julian II. As Caesar, AD 355-360. AR Siliqua (18mm, 2.21 g, 12h). Contemporary imitation of a Lugdunum (Lyon) mint issue. Struck AD 360 or later. FL CL IVLIANVS NOB CAES, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOT/ V/ WVLT/ X in four lines within wreath; S(retrograde C)S. For prototype, cf. RIC VIII 229 (for rev.); cf. RSC 142†a (for rev.). Near EF, lightly toned. Wonderful barbaric imitation using high quality silver. Exceptional.