Jovian; AE1 Thessalonica; emperor with standard
Description: Jovian (363 - 364 AD). AE1, Thessalonica mint. D N IOVIANVS PERP AVG; laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA ROMANORVM; Jovian standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand, Victory on a globe in left, TESA in ex.
Diameter: AE28 mm
Weight: 7,4 g
Attribution: RIC VIII 238; LRBC 1700
Commentary: bronze surfaces, good details, some roughness
History: Jovian reestablished Christianity as a state religion and after very brief time of apparent toleration issued two edicts subjecting those who worshiped ancestral gods, even privately, to the death penalty.
Article Number: 058-05-03-42386