Coin with bust of Honorius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 393–423


Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 1.79 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

72.473.19

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Honorius, diademed, draped, right.
DNHONORI VSPFAV[G]
Reverse: Honorius standing front, head right, holding vertical spear in right hand and resting left on shield on ground; at right, Victory standing left, right hand raised with wreath to crown emperor, left holding palm-branch.
VIRTVS EXERCITI
In ex., ?

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription