BUC-4BA161: Roman coin

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Unique ID: BUC-4BA161

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A clipped silver siliqua of Honorius minted in Milan between 359 & 402. Obv : D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, pearl diad; dr & cuir r. Rev: VIRTVS ROMANORVM; Roma seated left on cuirass (Guest type e) holding spear & victory on a globe. Mintmark MDPS RIC X 1228

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 395
Date to: AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 0.88 g
Diameter: 13.99 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd April 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Honorius (emperor)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402]
Mint or issue place: Mediolanum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diad, dr & cuir r
Obverse inscription: D N HONORIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS ROMANORVM

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: MDPS
Status: Clipped
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : X, p321, no 1228

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Chiltern (District)
To be known as: Chenies

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Retained by finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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