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E-auction 118-63301 - JOVIAN Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)

JOVIAN Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1) XF
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Estimate : 225 €
Price : 105 €
Maximum bid : 105 €
End of the sale : 20 July 2015 15:17:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Double maiorina, (GB, Æ 1)
Date: 363-364
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 8,36 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Beau portrait. Revers bien venu. Patine noire granuleuse, légèrement piquée
Catalogue references :


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 legend : VICTORIA - ROMANORVM// TESB.
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).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cabochon carré. Fibule ronde. Ptéryges invisibles.

Historical background


(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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