Coin Catalogue

Honorius 394 – 423 A.D.

Honorius was born to Theodosius and Aelia Flaccilla in 384 and inherited the western part of the empire on his father’s death (with the eastern half going to his elder brother Arcadius). During his lifetime Honorius witnessed wave after wave of barbarian invasions, each one more devastating than the previous one. In 404 he moved the imperial palace to a fortress in Ravenna. On cue, Rome was then sacked in 410 by the barbarian forces under the command of Alaric; a first in over 800 years. The Vandals would seize Northern Africa (Italy’s bread basket) and various usurpers, most importantly Constantine III, sliced off huge sections of what remained of the Western empire for themselves. In the face of all these military and political catastrophes, Honorius was helpless and he never personally led any armies to counter the invasions and revolts. Still, against all odds, he managed to somewhat stabilize his dwindling domains by diplomatic means with the barbarians and by military action with the help of Constantius III against the usurpers. But he died in 423 leaving the empire significantly weaker and much smaller than when he became emperor.




AU Solidus


RIC 2 (X, Arcadius), Depeyrot 16/1 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: S/M/COMOB – Honorius standing right, holding standard and Victory on globe, left foot on captive. 395-397 (Sirmium?). $380 5/21/03.



RIC 8 (X, Arcadius), Depeyrot 55/2 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust facing, holding shield and spear.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG Exe: CONOB – Constantinopolis seated facing, holding scepter and Victory on globe. 397-402 (Constantinopolis).



RIC 14d (IX, Sirmium), Depeyrot 34/3 Solidus Obv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: S/M/COMOB – Honorius standing right, holding standard and Victory on globe, spurning captive. $410 5/22/02.



RIC 24 (X), Depeyrot 56/1 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGGG Exe: CONOB – Constantinople seated facing, head right, holding scepter and Victory on a globe, prow to left. $265 9/19/01.



RIC 30 (X), Depeyrot 57/2 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Three-quarters bust right, draped and cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGGG Exe: /CONOB – Constantinople seated front on small galley, head right, holding scepter and Victory on a globe. 393-423 (Constantinopolis).



RIC 35 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG – Emperor standing right, holding labarum and Victory on globe;
with left foot on captive. “N” in left field.



RIC 38 (X, Arcadius), Depeyrot 44/2 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Helmeted, Diademed (pearls) and cuirassed bust three-quarter facing, breast-plate ornamented with cross, holding spear and shield decorated with horseman-enemy motif. Rev: CONCORDIAVGG Exe: COMOB – Constantinopolis, seated facing on throne, holding scepter and Victory on globe, right foot on prow. c.395-397 (Thessalonica).



RIC 201 (X, Arcadius), Depeyrot 73/1 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust facing, holding shield and spear.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG Exe: CONOB – Constantinopolis seated facing, holding scepter and Victory on globe. 408-423 (Constantinopolis). $600 9/24/03.



RIC 348 (X), Depeyrot 47/1 Solidus Obv: Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over right shoulder and on left arm shield decorated with a standing figure of Victory holding a wreath in each hand.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG Exe: /COMOB – Constantinople enthroned facing, head right, right foot on prow, holding scepter in right hand, Victory on a globe in left. $650 5/22/02.



RIC 359 (X) Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Three-quarter Facing bust of Honorius, helmeted, cuirassed, holding spear over shoulder and a shield with a horseman on it.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG Exe: TES•OB• – Constantinoplis seated to the front, head turned right, holding Victory on a globe and scepter, right foot on prow of galley; eight pointed star in left field. 408-420 (Thessalonica). $610 10/11/02.



RIC 1206 (X), Depeyrot 16/2 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: M/D/COMOB – Honorius standing right, holding standard and Victory on globe, spurning captive. 395-402 (Mediolanum). $500 5/22/02.



RIC 1252 (X), Depeyrot 34/2, C 44 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: R/M/COMOB – Honorius standing left, stepping on captive, holding labarum and Victory. 404-408 (Rome).



RIC 1287 (X), Depeyrot 7/1 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: R/V/COMOB – Emperor standing right, holding standard and Victory on globe;
with his left foot he spurns a bound captive. 402-406 (Ravenna).



RIC 1310 (X), Depeyrot 3/1 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG R/V/COB – Honorius standing facing, crowned by Hand of God, holding scepter surmounted by Christogram and sword; lion beneath right foot. 408-415 (Ravenna). $1,500 5/19/04.



RIC 1321 (X), Depeyrot 7/1 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: R/V/COMOB – Honorius standing right, holding standard and Victory on globe, spurning captive. $400 5/19/04.



RIC 1323 (X), Depeyrot 7/1 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: R/V/COMOB – Honorius standing right, holding labarum and Victory on globe, spurning captive. 402-423 (Ravenna). $500 2/18/02.



RIC 1332 (X) Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Helmeted and diademed half-length bust facing, holding spear and shield inscribed with chi-rho.
Rev: No legend Exe: R/V/COMOB – Roma and Constantinople enthroned, supporting between them a shield inscribed VOT/XXX/MVLT/XXXX, palm below. 422 (Ravenna).



RIC 1352 (X) Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: R/V/COMOB – Emperor standing right with foot on captive, holding standard and victory. $300 11/5/01.



Unlisted RIC, Depeyrot 47/1 Solidus Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Helmeted, diademed, and cuirassed bust facing, holding spear and shield.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG Exe: /COMOB – Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, holding scepter and Victory on globe, right foot on prow. c.397-402 (Thessalonica).




AU Semissis


RIC 1334 (X), Depeyrot 1/1 Semissis Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM exe: R/V/COMOB – Victory, seated right on cuirass, supporting shield inscribed VOT/X/MVL/XX in four lines, Genius on right helping to support the shield. 402 (Ravenna).




AU Tremissis


RIC 37c (IX) & RIC 1215 (X), Depeyrot 18/2 Tremissis Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM Exe: M/D/COM – Victory advancing right, holding wreath and cross on globe. 398 (Mediolanum). $300 1/13/03.



RIC 1214 (X) Tremissis Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM Exe: M/D/COM – Victory standing, facing, holding wreath and cross on globe. 402-423 (Ravenna).



RIC 1289 (X), Depeyrot 10/1 Tremissis Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM Exe: R/V/COM – Victory advancing right, holding wreath and cross on globe. 402 (Mediolanum).



RIC 1340 (X) Tremissis Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM Exe: R/V/COMOB – Victory advancing right, holding wreath and globus cruciger. $375 4/4/01.




AR Miliarense


RIC 369 (X), MIRB 62 Miliarense Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: /CON – Haloed emperor standing, facing, looking left, holding globe and raising hand. $1,235 11/20/00.




AR Siliqua


RIC 32d (IX, Mediolanum) Siliqua Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG
– Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSROMANORVM – Roma seated left, holding Victory and inverted spear.



RIC 1228 (X), C 59 Siliqua Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG
– Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSROMANORVM Exe: MDP – Roma seated left, holding Victory on globe and scepter. 395-402 (Mediolanum).



RIC 1267 (X), C 59 Siliqua Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG
– Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSROMANORVM Exe: RMP – Roma seated left, holding Victory on globe and scepter. $113 11/20/00.



RIC 1234 (X) Half Siliqua Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG
– Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: MD – Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm branch. $260 11/20/00.




AE2


RIC 27c (Heraclea), LRBC 1988 AE2 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: SMH – Honorius standing, facing, holding labarum and globe.



RIC 28c (Cyzicus), C 20 AE2 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: SMK – Honorius standing, facing, holding labarum and globe. May 392 – Mar 395 (Cyzicus). $98 3/20/04.



RIC 46c (Nicomedia) AE2 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: /SMN – Honorius standing, facing, holding labarum and globe. May 392 – Jan 395 (Nicomedia). $7 4/7/03.



RIC 68e (Antioch), LRBC 2784 AE2 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: ANT – Honorius standing, facing, holding labarum and globe.



RIC 68f (Antioch) AE2 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: ANT – Honorius standing, facing, holding labarum and globe.



RIC 88c(var.) (Constantinople) AE2 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: /CONS – Honorius standing, facing, holding labarum and globe. [RIC unlisted variety with branch in exergue]. 392-395 (Constantinopolis).




AE3


RIC 61c (Constantinople), LRBC 2206 AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSEXERCITI Exe: CONS – Honorius standing to left, holding scepter and resting hand on shield; Victory to right crowning him.



RIC 63 (X, Arcadius) AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSEXERCITI Exe: CONS – Honorius standing to left, holding scepter and resting hand on shield; Victory to right crowning him. 395-401 (Nicomedia).



RIC 68 (X, Arcadius) AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSEXERCITI Exe: SMK – Honorius standing to left, holding scepter and resting hand on shield; Victory to right crowning him. 395-401 (Cyzicus).



RIC 69e (IX, Antiochia), C 22 AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: ANT – Honorius riding horse right, raising hand. 392-395 (Antioch).



RIC 72 (Antioch), LRBC 2793 AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSEXERCITI Exe: ANT – Honorius standing to left, holding scepter and resting hand on shield; Victory to right crowning him.



RIC 76 (X, Arcadius), LRBC 2913 AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSEXERCITI Exe: ALE – Honorius standing to left, holding scepter and resting hand on shield; Victory to right crowning him. 395-401 (Alexandria).



RIC 87 (Constantinople) AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Facing bust, helmeted, diademed, cuirassed and with spear across right shoulder; shield slung around back of left shoulder.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG Exe: CONS – Constantinople seated with head turned right, holding Victory on a globe and scepter; right foot set upon the stern of a galley. $31 2/23/02.



RIC 149 (X, Arcadius), LRBC 2591 AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right; star behind head.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: SMK – Three emperors standing with outer two holding spears. 406-408 (Cyzicus).



RIC 153 (X, Arcadius), LRBC 2802 AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right; star behind head.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: ANT – Three emperors standing with outer two holding spears. 406-408 (Antioch).



RIC 395, LRBC 1876 AE3 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Star behind bust.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: TES – Two soldiers standing, each holding a spear.




AE4


RIC 58d (IX, Aquileia), RIC 1238 (X) AE4 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICAE Exe: AQ – Victory advancing right, holding trophy and pulling the hair of the captive to the right of him. $9 7/5/02.



Unlisted AE4 Obv: DNHONORIVSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; star behind.
Rev: GLORIAROMAMORVM Exe: SMK – Two soldiers standing holding spear, shield between.


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