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Live auction - brm_418702 - JOVIAN Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)

JOVIAN Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1) AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 501 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:57:47
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)
Date: 363-364
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,91 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Jovien. Revers de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur S

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 lauré et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iovianus Pius Felix Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Jovien pieux heureux perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIA - ROMANORVM// .TES.
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 legend : D..
Reverse translation : “Victoria Romanorum”, (La victoire des romains).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cabochon du diadème carré. Fibule ronde. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


JOVIAN

(27/06/363-17/02/364) Flavius Claudius Jovianus

Jovian was born in 331 at Singidunum in Moesia. Count of domestici (Ammianus Marcellinus, History, XXV, 5/4), he succeeded Julian II the Philosopher 27 June 363. Christian, he supported the Nicene Creed and abolishes the anti-Christian edicts Julien. Jovian made peace with the Sassanid king Shapur II (309-379). He must abandon Nisibis Singara and part of Armenia. Jovian retreat with the rest of the army and arrived in Antioch in October 363. He takes his first consulship on 1 January 364 with his son Flavius ​​Varronianus a child. He died asphyxiated by a brazier 17 February 363 Dadastana, a small town located between Nice and Ancyra. On 26 February, Valentinian was proclaimed august.

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