Johannes (Usurper, AD 423-425). AE 12 mm. Rome mint. Obv. DN IOHANNES PF AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev. SALVS R[EIPVBLICAE]. Victory advancing left, head right, holding trophy over shoulder and dragging captive; staurogram above S to left; in exergue, RM. RIC X 1916. AE. 1.28 g. 12.00 mm.
Very attractive portrait, dark green patina.
Johannes, possibly of Gothic descent, becomes emperor in Rome in AD 423; not recognized by Theodosius II in the East, who supports his relative Valentinian III, is executed by East-Roman troops in May/June 425.
Ex Artemide Aste srl (RSM), included tiket.
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