BUC-BB0E42: Silver siliqua of Honorius

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Unique ID: BUC-BB0E42

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A clipped siliqua, contemporary copy, of Honorius. Obv: Diademed bust right, D N HONORIVS P F AVG. Rev: Roma seated left with Victory & spear, VIRTVS ROMANORVM; mint of Milan, c. 395-402 (for prototype). RIC X, cf. 1228

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.88 g
Diameter: 13.82 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st May 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Honorius (emperor)
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402]
Mint or issue place: Mediolanum
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N HONORIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Roma seated left with Victory & spear
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS ROMANORVM

Reverse mint mark: -//...
Status: Clipped contemporary copy

Coin references

  • RIC : X cf. 1228

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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