This is an ancient Roman gold Solidus of emperor Honorius dating to 393 - 423 AD.
Obverse: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, "Our Lord Honorius, Dutiful and Wise Augustus" Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORI-A AVGGG, "To the Victory of the Emperors" Honorius standing right, holding plain standard and Victory on globe, captive at foot. M.D. either side for Mediolanum and COM OB in exergue*
*The moneta comitatensis was the imperial court mint that followed the emperor. A special mintmark COM for comitatus (or COMT.M) Most coins signed by the comitatensian mint also bear a supplementary abbreviation referring to the name of the town where the coin was actually struck in this case in Mediolanum. The OB refers to pure gold - so it would read as "pure gold of the Imperial Court" (COMOB)
DATE: 393 - 423 AD (this coin minted between 395 - 396 AD)
MINTMARK: M.D. (Mediolanum = Milan, Italy)
SIZE: 21mm diameter
WEIGHT: 4.51 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC X 1206, c - RC.4244 (300£) - Dep.16 /2 - LRC. 714 - MRK.179 /2 var.
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