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E-auction 444-356206 - brm_679595 - JOVIAN Maiorina ou nummus

JOVIAN Maiorina ou nummus VF/XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 14 €
Maximum bid : 14 €
End of the sale : 18 October 2021 14:32:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Maiorina ou nummus
Date: 363-364
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée, avec un joli revers détaillé. Belle patine sombre
Catalogue references :


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

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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