Honorius 393-423AD Gold Solidus, Ravenna mint


Code: HR714

Honorius 393-423AD Gold Solidus. Ravenna mint.

Diademed, draped and cuirated bust/ Honorius with foot on captive. R-V in field.

Sear 20919, 21mm, 4.54g

A pleasing example with little wear.

Honorius was Western Roman Emperor, while his brother Arcadius was Eastern Emperor from 395AD. The reign was troubled by ongoing barbarian hostilities in Gaul, Italia and Hispania. He based his capital in Ravenna from 401AD and in 410AD Rome was sacked for the first time in over 800 years, by Visigoths. He famously ordered the withdrawal of Roman troops from Britain in 408AD, prompting Britain to plunge in to the Dark Ages.

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