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E-auction 270-192127 - JOVIAN Maiorina ou nummus

JOVIAN Maiorina ou nummus VF/XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:33:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Maiorina ou nummus
Date: 363-364
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Patine vert foncé. Flan bien centré. Manque une partie de métal entre9h et 10h. Joli revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IOVIAN-VS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Jovien à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’1a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iovianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Jovien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VOT/ V// CONSPB.
Reverse description : Légende en deux lignes dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Votis quinquennalibus”, (Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Poids léger. Diadème de forme particulière, comme un bandeau. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cabochon carré. Fibule ronde. Ptéryges fines.

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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