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Roman gold solidus of emperor Honorius Constantinople

£825.00

Code: 11363



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

DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, helmeted, cuirassed 3/4 facing bust with spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif D[ominvs] N[oster] HONORIVS P[ivs] F[elix] AVG[vstvs] "Our Lord Honorius, Dutiful and Wise Augustus"

CONCORDI AAVGG, "Harmony of the two Emperors" Constantinopolis seated facing, holding Victory on globe and sceptre

Officina letter Θ (theta numeral 9, ninth Officina) after AVGG

This is a lovely coin, nice detail and displaying some circulation. The fields bear graffiti in the form of runic lettering, so this coin was likely paid out as a tribute to the Goths or Germanic hordes.

DENOMINATION: Solidus

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 397-402 A.D.

MINT: Constantinople / struck by the 9th officina.

SIZE: 20.58mm dia

WEIGHT: 4.32 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 8; Depeyrot 55/2 Sear 20899.