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Jovinus
Augustus (Western Roman Empire)  AD 411 - 413

Brother of Sebastianus.

AD 411 - 412 - Sole reign
AD 412 - 413 - co-Augustus with his brother Sebastianus
Paralel ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire:
Theodosius II (AD 408 - 450)

Not much is known about Jovinus, a Gallo-Roman senator who assumed the imperial title in 411 and kept it for two years. It does seem that he was supported by the kings of the Burgundians and the leader of a large tribal contingent of Alani, as well as a number of influential Gallo-Roman nobility who had survived the death of Constantine III. In 413, however, he got in a conflict with Ataulf, the leader of the Visigoths who moved to Gaul ostensibly as his allies, bringing along as hostages the former emperor Attalus and Gala Placidia. It is not clear what was between them, but Jovinus failed to “consult” Ataulf before elevating his brother Sebastian as co-emperor. The Visigoth then went to Honorius’ side and with his help Postumus Dardanus, the praetorian prefect of Gaul, defeated Jovinus’ troops, captured him, and then had him executed along with his unfortunate brother.

Mints: Arelate, Lugdunum, Treveri.

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