Copper Alloy Coin of Emperor Julian

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 October 2016

This coin showing a bull is the first of its type to be unearthed in Britain. Found by Simon Hall, the coin was recorded with the PAS before being donated to the British Museum. Julian unsuccessfully tried to revive paganism after Christianity had become the state religion. The bull was the most important sacrificial animal for the Roman gods. Minted in Lyon, France, circa 360-363 CE. Found in Cambridgeshire, UK. Donated by Mr. Simon Hall. (The British Museum, London).



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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