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Johannes, 20 November 423 - May 425 A.D.
Johannes was Honorius' secretary and assumed the throne upon Honorius' death. Theodosius II, the emperor at Constantinople refused to recognize him and marched into Italy at the head of a formidable army. Johannes did not stand a chance. He was captured at Ravenna in early summer 425 A.D., tortured, mutilated, exhibited in the circus mounted on an ass and executed. All coins of Johannes are rare.