Didius Julianus

Reigned: 193 A.D.

MARCUS DIDIUS SEVERUS JULIANUS (reigned March 28 to June 1) was born in 133 at Mediolanum (Milan, Italy). He began a career of public service, climaxing as Proconsul of Africa (189-190). When Pertinax was assassinated Julianus was in Rome and won the ensuing auction of the throne. The auction raised widespread indignation and several provincial governors declared themselves Emperor. Septimius Severus, Governor of Pannonia, invaded Italy within a month. Julianus' support quickly eroded and he was murdered by a soldier, at the order of the Senate, after a reign of only 66 days.(From MONETA, from www.numus.com)


The Sestertii

Orichalcum Sestertius 29mm, 16.27g March 30 - June 2 193 A.D Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M DID SEVER IVLIAN AVG. Laureate head right.

Rx: P M TR P COS S - C. Fortuna standing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopia.

RIC IV 15, SR 6076, VM 6.   Mark Lehman Collection