Bronze Coin AE Follis, Ancient Rome, c. 360-363 AD
Ruler: Julian II (Augustus) "The Apostate"
Obv: Diademed, cuirassed & draped bust of Julian, right
Rev: “SECURITAS REPVB.” Bull standing right, 2 stars above
Sear-3971, 28mm, 9.40gm
Julian was the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire and it was his desire to bring the empire back to its ancient Roman values in order to save it from ''dissolution''. He purged the top-heavy state bureaucracy and attempted to revive traditional Roman religious practices at the cost of Christianity. His rejection of Christianity in favor of Neoplatonic paganism caused him to be called Julian the Apostate by the church.