Didius Julianus

Manlia Scantilla ? A.D

Wife of Didius Julianus.   AU Aureus RIC 7 (Didius Julianus), BMC 10 (Didius Julianus), C 1 Aureus Obv: MANLIASCANTILLAAVG - Draped bust right. Rev: IVNOREGINA - Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter. March - June 193 (Rome). $16,295 12/5/02. AR Denarius RIC 7 (Didius Julianus), BMC 11 (Didius Julianus), C 2 Denarius Obv: MANLIASCANTILLAAVG - Draped bust right. Rev: IVNOREGINA - Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter. March - June 193 (Rome). $11,000 1/13/03. AE Sestertius RIC 18a (Didius Julianus), BMC 32 (Didius Julianus) Sestertius Obv:...

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Didius Julianus 193 A.D.

In what was to become one of the most shameful episodes in the political annals of the empire, the death of Pertinax launched a frantic search for an imperial replacement. The imperial guard, who held de facto power, decided to "right the wrongs" of Pertinax in a most self-serving manner: by auctioning off the throne! Two of Rome's richest Senators, Didius Julianus and Sulpicianus bid back and forth the donative to be given to each soldier until the sum of about 625 denarii was reached by Julianus. He was at this point declared the winner amid a joyous uproar. A joyous uproar, of course, by the soldiers...

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Didia Clara ? A.D.

Daughter of Didius Julianus, rumored to be the most beautiful woman in Rome at the time. AR Denarius RIC 10 (Didius Julianus), BMC 14 (Didius Julianus) Denarius Obv: DIDIACLARAAVG - Draped bust right. Rev: HILARTEMPOR - Hilaritas holding palm and cornucopia. April - June 193. $2,350 1/13/03. AE Sestertius RIC 20 (Didius Julianus), C 4 Denarius Obv: DIDIACLARAAVG - Draped bust right. Rev: HILARTEMPOR - Hilaritas holding palm and cornucopia; SC across fields. April - June 193. $2,850 5/21/03.

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