COIN

Unique ID: BH-FCFC92

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

A gold solidus of Honorius (AD 393-423) dating to the period AD 408 to 420. CONCORDIA AVGG theta reverse, minted at Constantinople. RIC X, p. 253, no. 201.

This coin has been deliberately defaced on the reverse. There is an N shaped scratch in the right hand field.

Notes:

This coin is an important find as it is not in any major museum collection.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 408
Date to: Circa AD 420

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 4.35 g
Diameter: 21 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st November 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/189 - 56

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Honorius (emperor) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402] [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Constantinople (Istambul, Turkey) [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over right shoulder; on left arm, shield decorated with horseman spearing enemy.
Obverse inscription: D N HONORI-VS P F AVG
Reverse description: Constantinopolis seated facing on prow of boat, head right, holding inverted sword in left hand, Victory on globe in right hand. Deliberately scratched 'N-shaped' mark below Victory.
Reverse inscription: CONCORDI-A AVGGΘ
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Fourth Century reverse type: CONCORDIA AVGG [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reverse mintmark: * - //CONOB
Status: Regular

A resized image of Roman coin: solidus of Honorius

Image use policy

You can use our images unless stated otherwise under a CC BY-SA licence.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Bedford
District: Bedford
To be known as: North of Bedford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: GLO-0BB2D8
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A gold solidus of Honorius (AD 393-423) dating to the period AD 397 to 402 (Reece Period 21), CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis seated holding…
Workflow: PublishedFind validated and published by finds advisers

Find number: LANCUM-B37196
Object type: PENDANT
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Gold coin pendant, now extremely worn. Late Roman solidus of Honorius (AD 393-423), dating to AD 397-402 (Reece Period 21), CONCORDIA AVGG(B)…
Workflow: On reviewFind on review - not available to the public

Find number: HAMP-D43CA3
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
An early 5th-century gold solidus of Honorius (393-423 AD), VICTORIA AVGGG, struck at Ravenna, 402-406 AD (R.I.C. 1287d)
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Spotted a mistake? Tell us. Be the first to comment

Comment on this artefact's record

Data entered via this form is checked against the akismet service to recognise spam.

Enter your comments:

* This will not be displayed to the public.

* Not compulsory

The following HTML tags can be used - a,p,ul,li,em,strong,br,img,a - and paragraphs will be automatically created

Audit data

Created: Saturday 18th February 2012
Updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2013

This page is available in: qrcode json xml geojson rdf representations.

Social Bookmarking: