Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Honorius Milan

Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Honorius Milan

Code: 12089

£175.00 Approx $195.09, €199.09
 

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.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Siliqua

MATERIAL: Silver

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.