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Live auction - brm_712426 - HONORIUS Exagium solidi

HONORIUS Exagium solidi VF
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:30:09
Type : Exagium solidi
Date: c. 408-420
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,51 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante mais régulière. Joli buste. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N HONORI/VS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’) ; le tout dans un grènetis carré.

Reverse


Reverse legend : EXAGIVM/ SOLIDI.
Reverse description : Moneta (la Monnaie) , Aequitas (l’Équité) ou Victoria (la Victoire) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche ; le tout dans un grènetis carré.
Reverse translation : “Exagium Solidi”, (poids de solidus).

Commentary


Poids monétaire. Flan carré.

Historical background


HONORIUS

(22/01/393-15/08/423) Flavius Honorius

Honorius, born in 384, was appointed in august 393. On the death of his father, he inherited the West with Stilicho as regent. The early fifth century saw an unprecedented wave of invasions. The files permanently ceded under pressure. In 410, Rome was even taken. The Western Empire is decaying. Many theft took place in Britain with Constantine III in Gaul with Constans, Jovin and Sebastian, Spain and Italy with Maxime with Attalus. Honorius died in Ravenna in 423 after thirty years of reign, leaving empire disintegrated.

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