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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0460
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Honorius; Ravenna
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Ravenna
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  AD 403-408
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 883. A. H. Baldwin, 19th April 1960
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Honorius, wearing pearl diadem, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Emperor, wearing military attire, standing facing r., holding standard in r. and Victory on globe in l.; his foot on captive, to r., R and V in field, to l. and r. respectively (control mark).

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N HONORI-VS P F AVG (Our Lord Honorius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI-… (Imperial Victory). Mintmark: COMOΓ

Bibliography:  RIC X 1287

Notes:  Double striking on reverse rendering legend partially illegible.

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Honorius
Roman
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Whitting, Philip David
British
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