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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0461
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Honorius; Ravenna
Denomination:  Semis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Ravenna
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  422
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.70
Weight (g):  2.08
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1097. A. H. Baldwin, February 1962, from a wartime sale.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Honorius, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: Victory, seated on cuirass, and genus holding inscribed shield over column.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N HONORI VS P F AVP (our lord Honorius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VOT / X / AVLT / XX (prayers for 10 years of rule, more for the 20th anniversary). Peripheral: VICTORIΛ AVCVSTORVM (Victory of the Augusti). Mint mark: COMO B (Ravenna 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 1335

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Ravenna
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Honorius
Roman
384
423
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