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Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Honorius Milan

£195.00 Approx $239.26, €227.01

Code: 12103



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.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Siliqua

MATERIAL: Silver

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.