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    Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Honorius Milan

    Ancient Roman Silver Siliqua of Emperor Honorius Milan

    $250 (approx conversion from £195)

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    About this item

    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.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    12103 (AB-98573)

    Period

    Pre 1600, Ancient, Roman

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