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Sirmium, Pannonia (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)

Sirmium (modern Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) was founded in the 3rd century B.C. by Illyrians or Celts, and conquered by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. It was the economic capital of Roman Pannonia and the birth-place of the emperors Probus, Maximianus, Gratian and Aurelian. During the tetrarchy it was the capital of the emperor Galerius, one of the four capital cities of the Empire (the other three being Trier, Mediolanum, and Nicomedia). Sirmium was the capital of the prefecture of Illyricum from 318, when praetorian prefectures were established, until 379, when the western part of Illyricum became part of Praetorian prefecture of Italia. Dates of operation: 320 - 326, 351 - 364, 379 and 393 - 395. Mintmarks: SIR, SIRM, SIROB, SM.


Julian II "the Apostate," February 360 - 26 June 363 A.D.

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The celebration for a reign anniversary typically began a year before the actual anniversary and lasted the entire year. The actual celebratory events were likely at the beginning and end of this year-long period. This means that coins celebrating an anniversary were often struck from up to a year before that anniversary. Julian was named Caesar by Constantius II in 355 and used this as the date of the beginning of his reign, not 360 when he was named Emperor by his troops in Gaul, nor 361 when Constantius died and he was acknowledged Emperor throughout the Empire. Thus the celebration of Julian's decannalia, or tenth anniversary of reign, was to begin in 364. In late 362, when Julian needed extra coinage to prepare for his Persian War, what better type to strike than a vota coinage? He really should not have used X for the Soluta, or vows completed, for two more years but it served as great propaganda. He was informing the populace that he will still be around in two years when the war is over.
RL88054. Bronze centenionalis, RIC VIII Sirmium 108, LRBC II 1619, SRCV V 19172, Cohen VIII 151, Choice VF, well centered, green patina, ragged with small edge splits, weight 3.151 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) mint, summer 361 - 26 Jun 363 A.D.; obverse D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, spear in right, shield in left; reverse VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines within wreath, BSIRM in exergue; $70.00 (61.60)


Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.

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Constantius II was born at Sirmium, Pannonia in 317. He was the third son of Constantine the Great, and second by his second wife Fausta, the daughter of Maximian.
RL88804. Billon heavy maiorina, RIC VIII Sirmium 71, LRBC II 1609, SRCV V 18298, Cohen VII 46, Hunter V -, VF, well centered, earthen encrustation, light marks and corrosion, weight 2.475 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) mint, 351 - 354 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, ∆ behind; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times restored), soldier standing left spearing fallen horseman, M left, ASIRM in exergue; $6.49 (5.71)


Vente A Prix Marques, Sommaire Rome XXIV, Le Monnayage De Bronze De L'Atelier De Sirmium 324-326

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Rome XXIV, the Bronze coinage of the workshop of Sirmium (324-326), Compagnie Gnrale de Bourse.
BC20045. Vente A Prix Marques, Sommaire Rome XXIV, Le Monnayage De Bronze De L'Atelier De Sirmium 324-326, in French, card cover, 496 pages,; SOLD







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