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    Didius Julianus. 193 AD. Sestertius, 24.00g (7h). Rome. Obv: IMP CAES M DID SEV - ER IVLIAN AVG Head laureate right. Rx: P M TR - P COS S - C Fortuna standing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopia. BM 27, pl. 4.2 (same reverse die). Cohen 12 (30 Fr.). RIC 15 (R ). Woodward, Coinage of Didius Julianus, Num. Chron. 1961, p. 79, obverse die 8. Unusually broad and heavy for a sestertius of this reign: the 24 sestertii in the BM collection average only 21.19g. Nice round flan with complete legends. Some reverse encrustation. Dark green patina. VF.

    Ex Spink, July 2000, Collection G. Powell, lot 1412

    The reverse shows signs of overstriking, perhaps upside down over another die of the same type: a P from the legend of the undertype survives just below the S of S C of the overtype, and some lines in the field to the right of Fortuna's cornucopia in the overtype may be the rudder of Fortuna from the undertype. There is slight doublestriking, not overstriking, at the top of the obverse: one of the curls of the emperor's hair reappears a second time 1 mm above his head.


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