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brm_265503 - JOVIAN Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)

JOVIAN Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1) AU
480.00 €(Approx. 523.20$ | 403.20£)
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Type : Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)
Date: 363-364
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,20 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait magnifique de Jovien, de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine vert olive profond
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Burgan de juillet 1985

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IOVIANV-S P F P P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Jovien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'b) ; diadème perlé et gemmé.
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Iovianus Pius Felix Perpetuus Augustus" (Notre seigneur Jovien pieux heureux perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIA - ROMANORVM// TESA.
Reverse description : Jovien debout de face, la tête tournée à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant le labarum chrismé de la main droite et un globe nicéphore de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Romanorum”, (La Victoire des romains).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Diadème composite. Cabochon carré gemme. Fibule d’attache ronde et gemmée. Ptéryges fines.

Historical background


JOVIAN

(06/27/363-02/17/364)

Jovian was born in 331 at Singidunum in Moesia. Count of domestici (Ammian Marcellin, History, XXV, 5/4), he succeeded Julian II the Philosopher on June 27, 363. Christian, he rallied to the Nicene creed and abolished Julian's anti-Christian edicts. Jovian signs peace with the Sassanid king, Sapor II (309-379). He must abandon Nisibis, Singara and part of Armenia. Jovian retired with the remnants of the army and arrived in Antioch in October 363. He assumed his first consulship on January 1, 364 in the company of his son Flavius Varronianus, a child. He died of asphyxiation by a brazier on February 17, 363 in Dadastana, a small town located between Nicaea and Ancyra. The following February 26, Valentinian was proclaimed august.

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