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    Unusual Military Bust

    Honorius, Western Roman Emperor (AD 393-423). AV solidus (21mm, 4.47 gm, 12h).  Ravenna, AD 408-423. D N HONORIVS P F AVG, bearded, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius to right, wearing and crested diademed helmet ornamented with three stars / VICTORIA AVGGG  R -V, Honorius in tunic and officer's cloak standing facing, holding long cross topped with P (staurogram), the bottom driven into serpent-tailed lion prostrate left under emperor's right foot; hand of God reaches in from above left to crown Honorius with a halo, COB in exergue. RIC X 1310. Depeyrot 3/1. Very rare depiction of Honorius as a warrior. Flan edges a little ragged. NGC (photo-certificate) Choice XF? 5/5 - 4/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Private purchase from Spink & Sons, London, circa 1985.  

    All Roman gold coins from the Dimitriadis Collection have been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. These may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. Please e-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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    April, 2014
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