This is an ancient Roman silver Siliqua of emperor Honorius dating to 388 - 394 AD
Obverse: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, "Our Lord Honorius, Dutiful and Wise Augustus" Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VOT V MVLT X "vows (prayers) on the Fifth anniversary (of the emperor's rule), and for his (anticipated) Tenth anniversary" in four lines within the wreath
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 was minted between 388 - 394 AD)
MINTMARK: MDPS (Mediolanum , Milan, Italy)
SIZE: 15.1mm diameter
WEIGHT: 0.98 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC X 1228
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Gloucestershire.
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