In 401, when the under Alaric I entered Italy, moved his capital from Mediolanum to the coastal city of Ravenna, which was protected by a ring of marshes and strong fortifications. Because it was so secure, Ravenna remained the capital until the overthrow of the last western Roman Emperor in 476, then became the capital of the Ostrogothic Kingdom in Italy, and later was the seat of the exarchs. While the new capital was easier to defend, it was poorly located for Roman forces to protect central Italy. On 24 August 410 Rome was sacked by the .SH05310. Gold
, 1323, 44, gVF, 4.41 g, maximum 21.5 mm, 180o, Ravenna mint, 402 - 403 or 405 - 406 A.D.; D N HONORIVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; VICTORI-A , standing right, holding and on globe, treading down captive; R-V across fields, in ; ; SOLD
, 1206d, EF, 4.420 g, maximum 21.7 mm, 180o, Mediolanum ( , Italy) mint, 402 - 408 A.D.; D N HONORI-VS , pearl diademed, draped and right; VICTORI-A , emperor standing right in right and on globe in left, with left foot spurns captive, M - D accross fields, in ; wavy and flaw on 3:00 edge; SOLD
In 1972, a construction worker at Sremska Mitrovica (ancient ) accidentally broke into an old Roman pot, about 2 meters deep. Inside, in a leather pouch, were 33 Roman gold coins minted at . The pot was inside a Roman house wall and probably held the hidden savings of a wealthy Roman family. Ironically, the worker's name was Zlatenko (meaning Golden or Golden Man in Serbian).SH43076. Gold
, 14d, aVF, holed, wavy, 4.370 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 180o, (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) mint, 393 - 395 A.D.; D N HONORI-VS , pearl-diademed, draped and right; VICTOR-IA Z, standing right, holding and on globe, treading down captive, S-M across fields, in ; SOLD
, 24, VF, 4.202 g, maximum 20.1 mm, 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 402 - c. 403 A.D.; D N HONORI-VS , helmeted facing, diademed, , spear in right over right shoulder behind , decorated with horseman on left arm; ∆, enthroned facing, right, holding long and on globe, foot on prow, in ; on ; (R2); SOLD
, 23 January 393 - 15 August 423 A.D.
of a very interesting barbarous issue that combined the (Emperor dragging captive) and REPARATIO REIPVB (Emperor raising kneeling woman) reverses into a single one. The of our coin is remarkable for the issue. Although these were probably minted in the Rhine region, our coin was found in the Middle East!RL12042. Bronze AE 3,
1355, VF, 2.71 g, maximum 16.3 mm, 180o, Rhine frontier barbarous mint, c. 390 - 400 A.D.; D N HONORI-VS , pearl-diademed, draped and right; RO-MANORVM, Emperor standing right, left, right hand on of woman, with left dragging captive; attractive and nice desert ; ; SOLD
, 23 January 393 - 15 August 423 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit
This is the core of an ancient counterfeit , which lost the gold plating entirely.RL28691. Ancient counterfeit
, cf. 1321 (official, Ravenna 412 - 422 A.D.), aVF, 4.383 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 0o, illegal mint, D N HONORI-VS , pearl-diademed, draped and right; VICTORI-A , standing right, holding and on globe, treading down captive; R-V across fields, in ; ; SOLD
RL06942. Bronze AE 1,
46(c)I, aEF, 4.93 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 180o, (Izmit, Turkey) mint, 22 Jan 393 - 17 Jan 395 A.D.; D N HONORIVS , pearl-diademed, draped and right; , Emperor standing facing, diademed, in military dress, right in right and globe in left, SMNΓ in ; beautiful , nicely centered, boldly struck, ex Scott Collection; SOLD
, 23 January 393 - 15 August 423 A.D.
In 395, after the death of I, the Empire was re-divided into an eastern and a western half. The eastern half, centered in Constantinople, was under , and the western half, centered in Rome, was under his brother .BB56320. Bronze AE 3,
68, gVF, 2.529 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 395 - 401 A.D.; D N HONORI-VS , pearl-diademed, draped and right; , Emperor standing left, right, holding spear and , left crowns him, right, SMK[?] ; ; SOLD
, 1228, gVF, 1.596 g, maximum 14.8 mm, 180o, Mediolanum ( , Italy) mint, D N HONORIVS , pearl diademed, draped and right; , seated left on , on globe in right and inverted spear in left, MDPS ; very nicely , clipped; SOLD
RL19355. Bronze AE 4,
1357, aVF, 1.017 g, maximum 12.4 mm, 0o, Rome mint, late in the reign; D N HONORI-VS , pearl-diademed, draped and right, left; VICTOR-IA , walking left, holding wreath and , T left, RM ; ; SOLD
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