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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Johannes| > RL76816
Johannes, 20 November 423 - May 425 A.D.
|Johannes|, |Johannes,| |20| |November| |423| |-| |May| |425| |A.D.|, Johannes was primicerius notariorum (senior civil servant) for Honorius and seized the throne of the Western Roman Empire upon Honorius' death. Johannes issued coins for Theodosius II and attempted to negociate his position. Theodosius II refused to recognize him, elevated Valentinian III to Augustus, and marched into Italy at the head of a formidable army. Johannes was captured at Ravenna in early summer 425 A.D., tortured, mutilated, exhibited in the circus mounted on an ass and executed.
RL76816. Bronze half centenionalis, SRCV V 21122; RIC X 1913, 1920 - 1921, or 1923; LRBC II 837 or 838 (various mintmarks), aF, Rome mint, weight 1.085g, maximum diameter 11.7mm, die axis 180o, 20 Nov 423 - May 425 A.D.; obverse D N IOHANNES P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SALVS REIPVBLICAE (health of the Republic), Victory walking left, trophy over right shoulder in right, dragging captive with left, staurogram (P) in left field, obscure mintmark in exergue; rare; SOLD










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