PUBLIC-FF25F9: Roman coin: siliqua of Honorius

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-FF25F9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A slightly clipped Roman silver siliqua of Honorius (AD 393-425), dating to the period AD 395-402 (Reece period 21).

Obverse: DN HONORI[...], Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VIRTVS RO-MANORVM, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding victory and spear

Mint of Milan. As Hoxne no. 721; RIC X, no. 1228.


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr John Edward Smith
Identified by: Mr John Edward Smith
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402]
Mint or issue place: Mediolanum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N HONORI-[VS P F AVG]

Reverse description: Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear.
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS RO-MANORVM

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: -//MDPS
Status: Clipped
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • Hoxne : no. 721
  • RIC : X no. 1228

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
Parish or ward: Parham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0315
Four figure Latitude: 50.9252712
Four figure longitude: -0.53586259
1:25K map: TQ0315
1:10K map: TQ01NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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