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E-auction 315-232863 - HONORIUS Nummus

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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 29 April 2019 14:25:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Nummus
Date: 408-423
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 0,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centré. Usure importante mais monnaie bien identifiable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : DN 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”, (Notre Seigneur Honorius Pieux Heureux Auguste).


Reverse legend : GLORI-A ROMA-NORVM// SMK[A].
Reverse description : Deux empereurs (Honorius et Théodose II) debout face à face vêtus militairement ; ils tiennent chacun une haste de la main droite et sont appuyés de la gauche sur un bouclier ; Théodose II est plus petit qu'Honorius.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La Gloire des Romains).


Poids excessivement léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges invisibles 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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