OXON-B0F2DE: Roman coin: Silver copy of a siliqua of Honorius

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Unique ID: OXON-B0F2DE

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A complete silver Roman contemporary copy of a siliqua of Honorius, prototype minted in Milan, dating to the period AD 395-402. Reece Period 21. VIRTVS ROMANORVM reverse type with blundered lettering, such as N for R and reversed S. Roma seated left holding victory. c.f. RIC vol X, no. 1228

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2019.056

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: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG

Reverse description: Roma seated left with Victory & spear
Reverse inscription: VINIVS NO-VNOHVN

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: - // MPPS
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Great Shefford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3975
Four figure Latitude: 51.4726262
Four figure longitude: -1.43988537
1:25K map: SU3975
1:10K map: SU37NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: OXON
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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