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Julian the Apostate

Reece Period attributed: Period 18


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Member of the House of Constantine dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 355 until 363.

Flavius Claudius Julianus was born in Constantinople around 332, and was a half-cousin to Constantius II. In 355 Constantius recalled him from study at Athens to take control of the Gallic frontier, and gave Julian the rank of Caesar. Julian was very popular with the troops and Constantius felt threatened; Julian’s troops then declared him Augustus and Constantius died just before he could get rid of Julian; Julian then became sole emperor of the rest.

Julian was a learned man who left many literary works; he also favoured reinstituting the pagan system, though he did not actually persecute Christians. He died under questionable circumstances in Mesopotamia, after launching an expedition against the Persians. The army chose Jovian, one of the senior generals, to succeed Julian.

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