NCL-E42296: NCL-E42296: Roman coin: solidus of Honorius

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Unique ID: NCL-E42296

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold solidus of Honorius (Reece period 22), VICTORIA AVGGG reverse bearing the emperor standing right, holding a standard and victory-on-globe with his foot on a fallen captive, minted in Rome, dating to 404 or 407-408.

RIC X, p. 325, no. 1254.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 404
Date to: Circa AD 408

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.14 mm
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 21.07 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 26th November 2013 - Tuesday 25th February 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N HONORI-VS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing right, holding standard and Victory on globe, left foot on a seated captive
Reverse inscription: VICTORI-A AVGGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: R M//COMOB
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Kirby Knowle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4787
Four figure Latitude: 54.2764926
Four figure longitude: -1.27971026
1:25K map: SE4787
1:10K map: SE48NE
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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