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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.
RL77210. Bronze half centenionalis
, RIC X
1923 (R3), LRBC
II 838, SRCV V
21122, Hunter V
-, VF, well centered
on a tight flan
, 2nd officina
0.89g, maximum diameter
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
) in left field
, RMS in exergue
; very rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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