Reece Period attributed: Period 22

Obverse image of a coin of Johannes

Member of the Fifth Century dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 423 until 425.

Johannes was Honorius’ secretary, born around 380. When Honorius died, he took power but Theodosius II would not recognize him.

Theodosius II sent an army to Italy on behalf of the rightful heir, the baby Placidius Valentinianus. They captured Johannes at Ravenna in summer 425; he was taken to Ravenna where he was tortured, exhibited in the circus, and executed.

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