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brm_529494 - JOVIAN Maiorina ou nummus

JOVIAN Maiorina ou nummus AU
100.00 €(Approx. 107.00$ | 87.00£)
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Type : Maiorina ou nummus
Date: 363-364
Mint name / Town : Sirmium
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau portrait de Jovien. Joli revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : VOT/ V/ MVLT/ X// ASIRM.
Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Votis quinquennalibus Multis decennalibus”, (Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le dixième anniversaire de règne à venir).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines.

Historical background



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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