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brm_612232 - HONORIUS Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)

HONORIUS Nummus, (PB, Æ 3) VF
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Type : Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 406-408
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,41 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré au droit à l’usure importante. Frappe molle au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N HONORI-[VS P F AVG]/ *|-.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé d’Honorius à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Honorius Pius Felix Augustus”.


Reverse legend : GLORI-A ROMA-[NORVM]/ -|-// ANT[...].
Reverse description : Arcadius, Honorius et Théodose debout de face, vêtus militairement.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La gloire des Romains).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


(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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