This is an ancient Roman silver Siliqua of emperor Honorius dating to 395 - 402 AD
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 Gloucestershire. This coin would have circulated in Britain before Rome abandoned all interest in the province in 410 AD.
DATE: 393 - 423 A.D. (this coin minted between 395 - 402 AD)
MINTMARK: MDPS (Mediolanum , Milan, Italy)
SIZE: 15.7mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.07 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC X 1228
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Gloucestershire.
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