Johannes

423 - 425 A.D.

Johannes was a high-ranking civil servant under Honorius. When the emperor died there was no clear and Johannes was proclaimed Augustus with the help and approval of a former Honorius general. Johannes's title was immediately contested by Theodosius II who stood to gain politically by aligning himself with Constantius III's widow, Galla Placidia, and her infant son Valentinian III. Accordingly, an army was sent to crush Johannes and he was captured, publicly ridiculed, mutilated and then executed.

AE4

RIC 1910/1 AE4 Obv: DNIOHANNESPFAVG; Bearded, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG; Victory advancing left, dragging captive.


RIC 1916, LRBC 833 AE4 Obv: DNIOHANNESPFAVG; Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICE; Victory advancing left, dragging captive.


RIC 1917, LRBC 834 AE4 Obv: DNIOHANNESPFAVG; Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICE Exe: RM; Victory advancing left, dragging captive. Lot sold for $525 9/19/01.