HAMP-D43CA3: Roman coin: Solidus of Honorius

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Unique ID: HAMP-D43CA3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An early 5th-century gold solidus of Honorius (393-423 AD), VICTORIA AVGGG, struck at Ravenna, 402-406 AD (R.I.C. 1287d)


The coin is in very good condition (very fine). Found susbsequent to an initial single find (HAMP-F927E7), this small hoard was put through the Treasure process as 2006 T321. Two more solidi have been found in 2007, to give a hoard currently totalling four (Treasure case 2007 T449).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Hampshire County Museums Service
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006 T321


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 402
Date to: AD 406

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 4.44 g
Diameter: 21.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st June 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Mr Richard Abdy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2006 T321
Treasure case number: 2006 T321

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Honorius (emperor)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 22 [402-445]
Mint or issue place: Ravenna
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust of Emperor, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: D N HONORI-VS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing right holding standard and Victory on globe; with his left foot he spurns a seated bound captive
Reverse inscription: VICTORI-A AVGGG

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: R/V//COMOB

Coin references

  • RIC : X 1287d

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Fareham (District)
Parish or ward: Stubbington (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5404
Four figure Latitude: 50.833022
Four figure longitude: -1.234571
1:25K map: SU5404
1:10K map: SU50SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Hampshire County Museums Service
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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