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brm_825998 - JOVIAN Double maiorina

JOVIAN Double maiorina XF
225.00 €(Approx. 236.25$ | 195.75£)
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Type : Double maiorina
Date: 363-364
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 8,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, idéalement centré. Buste agréable au droit, usure régulière. De très jolis détails cependant. Patine marron
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Obverse legend : D N IOVIAN-VS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Jovien à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iovianus Pius Felix Augustus, (Notre seigneur Jovien pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORIA - ROMANORVM/ -|-// ANT.
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 : G.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Romanorum”, (La Victoire des Romains).

Historical background



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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