RARE Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Didius Julianus

RARE Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Didius Julianus

Code: 11990

£1,800.00 Approx $2475.93, €2107.73
 

This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of  Emperor Didius Julianus, minted at Rome between 28 March – 2 June 193 AD.

Obverse:  IMP CAES M DID SEVER IVLIAN AVG  "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Marcus Didius Severus Julianus, emperor (Augustus)"  Head of Didius Julianus, laureate, right.

Reverse:   RECTOR ORBIS S C "Master of the world. Decree of the senate." Julianus, togate, standing left, holding globe in right hand and roll in left hand.

A very rare coin with a clear portrait and a nice brown patina.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)

DATE: 193 AD

SIZE: 27.73mm diameter

WEIGHT:  16.10 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC 16, Cohen 17, BMC 28

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Somme. France