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Didius Julianus sestertius

NZD $650

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AE Sestertius of Didius Julianus struck in
Rome A D 193.  Laureate head of Didius
Julianus.  Rev:  Fortuna standing holding
rudder on globe and cornucopiae.

S.6076:  RIC 15, C12.

Fine and Rare.

After the assassination of Pertinax the mutinous
praetorian guard sold the Imperial throne to Didius
Julianus who bid 25,000 sestertii per soldier!  He
lasted little more than two months before he was
murdered.   His coins are understandably rare.