At the end of the 4th century, was brought under the sway of the Goths, and later, was again annexed to the Eastern Roman Empire. In 441, was conquered by the Huns, and after this conquest, it remained for more than a century in the of various other tribes, including the Eastern Goths and Gepids. For a short time, was the center of the Gepid State and Cunimund minted gold coins there. After 567, Roman rule was again at . The city was finally conquered and destroyed by the Avars in 582.RL77940. Bronze , 118, II 1623, 19229, 35, VF, green , light marks, 3.442 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 30o, 2nd , (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) mint, D N IOVIANVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; VOT / V / MVLT / X in four lines within , BSIRM in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex , ex Numismatics; $32.00 (€28.48)
After evacuating , upon arriving at Antioch, revoked the edicts of Julian against Christians. The of Constantine the Great again became the of the army. He issued an edict of toleration, to the effect that, while the exercise of magical rites would be punished, his subjects should enjoy full liberty of conscience. However, soon after he ordered burning down the Library of Antioch and on 11 September issued an edict that punishing those who worshiped ancestral gods with the death penalty. He extended the same punishment on 23 December to participation in any pagan ceremony (even private ones). In Syriac literature became the hero of a Christian romance. From Jovian's reign until the 15th century Christianity remained the dominant religion of both the Western and Eastern Roman Empires, until the Fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453.SH37582. Gold
, Antioch 223, VF, rim bumps, 4.073 g, maximum 20.9 mm, 0o, 3rd , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 27 Jun 363 - 16 Feb 364 A.D.; D N IOVIAN-VS PE P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and right; SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE (security of the Republic), holding spear, and holding and foot on prow, enthroned facing, holding inscribed , ANTΓ in ; ( ); SOLD
In 351, built a new in of Saint Babylas at Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, and transferred the remains of the to it to neutralize the pagan effects of the nearby temple of . In 362, Julian consulted the oracle of at the temple in Daphne, but received no answer, and was told that it was because of the proximity of the saint. He had the sarcophagus of the martyr exhumed and removed. A few days later, on October 22, a mysterious fire broke out consuming the roof of the temple and the statue of the god, copied from Phidias' statue of Zeus at Olympia. Julian, suspecting angry Christians, closed the cathedral of Antioch and ordered an investigation. Ammianus Marcellinus reports "a frivolous rumor" laid blame on candles lit by a worshipper late the previous night (XXII, 13). John Chrysostom claimed a bolt of lightning set the temple on fire. The remains of Babylas were reinterred in a dedicated to him on the other side of the River .SH46443. Gold
, Antioch 223, aVF, light clipping, 3.894 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, Antioch, 9th (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 27 Jun 363 - 16 Feb 364 A.D.; D N IOVIAN-VS PEP AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and right; SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE (security of the Republic), holding spear, and holding and foot on prow, enthroned facing, holding inscribed , ANTΘ in ; ( ); SOLD
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