Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Honorius Milan

Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Honorius Milan

Code: 11936

£177.00 Approx $243.47, €207.26
 

This is an ancient Roman silver Siliqua of emperor Honorius dating to 393 - 423 A.D.

Obverse: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG"Our Lord Honorius, Dutiful and Wise Augustus" Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VIRTVS ROMANORVM "Courage of the Romans" Roma seated left on cuirass, holding inverted spear & Victory on globe. 

This coin was minted at Mediolanum (Milan, in Italy), mintmark MDPS. It had travelled across the Roman Empire, being discovered by a metal detectorist in Lincolnshire.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Siliqua

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 393 - 423 A.D.

MINTMARK: MDPS (Mediolanum , Milan, Italy)

SIZE: 16.10mm diameter

WEIGHT: 1.19 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC X 1228 

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Cheshire, found near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.