Honorius, 23 January 393 - 15 August 423 A.D.
The three emperors are Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius II. Theodosius II, Arcadius' son, is the smaller junior emperor in the center.BB83858. Bronze centenionalis, DOCLR 772 (also 1st officina), RIC X Arcadius 149, LRBC II 2591, SRCV V 21010, Cohen VIII 28, Hunter V -, F, dark green patina with coppery high points, scratches, edge splits, weight 1.878 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, c. 408 - 415 A.D.; obverse D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, star left; reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM (glory of the Romans), three emperors stand facing, two outermost taller with heads toward center holding spear and hand on shield, center holds spear in right and globe in left hand, SMKA in exergue;
$23.00 SALE PRICE $20.70
On 24 August 410, the Visigoths under Alaric I sacked Rome after a third siege. Slaves opened the Salarian Gate and Goths looted the city for three days. St. Jerome, living in Bethlehem at the time, wrote that "The City which had taken the whole world was itself taken." It was the first time since 390 B.C. that Rome had fallen to an enemy and offers a dramatic measure of the decline of the Roman Empire.RL84231. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC X Honorius 1357, DOCLR 731-732 var. (1st and 2nd officina), LRBC II 828, SRCV V 21048, Cohen VIII 39, F, dark green patina, small tight flan cutting off legends and mintmark, weight 0.887 g, maximum diameter 10.4 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Rome mint, 415 - 423 A.D.; obverse D N HONORIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, star left; reverse VICTORIA AVGG (victory of the two emperors), Victory walking left, raising wreath in right hand, palm frond in left hand, T left, RM in exergue;
$18.00 SALE PRICE $16.20
Thessalonica was founded around 315 B.C. by Cassander, King of Macedonia, on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a daughter of Philip II and a half-sister of Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C. it became the capital of the Macedonia Secunda and in 146 B.C. it was made the capital of the whole Roman province of Macedonia. Due to its port and location at the intersection of two major Roman roads, Thessalonica grew to become the most important city in Macedonia. Thessalonica was important in the spread of Christianity; the First Epistle to the Thessalonians written by Paul the Apostle is the first written book of the New Testament.SH53618. Gold solidus, RIC X Arcadius 38 (R2); Depeyrot p. 225, 44/2; DOCLR 756; SRCV V 20900, gVF, weight 4.379 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 397 - 402 A.D.; obverse D N HONORIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, diademed, cuirassed, cross on breast plate, spear in right over right shoulder behind head, shield decorated with horseman on left arm; reverse CONCORDIA AVGG (harmony between the two emperors), Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, holding long scepter and Victory on globe, foot on prow, COMOB in exergue; very rare; SOLD
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