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Live auction - brm_629824 - HONORIUS Solidus

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Estimate : 1 600 €
Price : 1 000 €
Maximum bid : 1 050 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:23:24
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Solidus
Date: 408-423
Mint name / Town : Ravenna
Metal : gold
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,44 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré. Très joli buste. Revers finement détaillé. Petite marque sur la tranche à 6h. Patine de collection
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”, (Notre seigneur Honorius pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORI-A AVGGG/ R|V// COMOB.
Reverse description : L'empereur debout à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant un étendard de la main droite et un globe nicéphore de la main gauche le pied gauche posé sur un captif couché à gauche, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des augustes).

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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