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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Roman Coins| ▸ |Roman Mints| ▸ |Ravenna||View Options:  |  |  | 

Ravenna, Italy

Dates of operation: 404 - 475 A.D. Mintmarks: RAV, RV, RVPS.

Valentinian III, 23 October 425 - 16 March 455 A.D.

|Valentinian| |III|, |Valentinian| |III,| |23| |October| |425| |-| |16| |March| |455| |A.D.||solidus|
Struck at Ravenna where the late western emperors' made their capital.
SH28125. Gold solidus, RIC X Valentinian III 2018, Cohen VIII 19, SRCV 4310, EF, weight 4.425 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, Ravenna mint, c. 430 - 455 A.D.; obverse D N PLA VALENTI-NIANVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG (victory of the three emperors), Valentinian standing facing, foot on the head of a man-faced snake with closed coil, holding long cross and Victory on globe, R left, V right, COMOB in exergue; slightly double-struck, a couple very small light scratches; SOLD


Honorius, 23 January 393 - 15 August 423 A.D.

|Honorius|, |Honorius,| |23| |January| |393| |-| |15| |August| |423| |A.D.||solidus|
In 418, the Romans collected all the treasures which were in Britain, and hid some of them in the earth so that no one afterward could find them, and took some with them into Gaul.
SH28929. Gold solidus, Ranieri 13; RIC X Honorius 1321 (S); Depeyrot p. 188, 7/1; DOCLR 736; SRCV V 20920; Cohen VIII 44, Choice EF, weight 4.351 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna mint, 412 - 422 A.D.; obverse D N HONORIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed large bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG (victory of the three emperors), Honorius standing half right in a relaxed pose, treading with his left foot on captive with bent knees, standard in his right hand, Victory on globe offering wreath in his left hand, R-V across fields, COMOB in exergue; ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich; SOLD


Libius Severus, 19 November 461 - 25 September 465 A.D.

|Libius| |Severus|, |Libius| |Severus,| |19| |November| |461| |-| |25| |September| |465| |A.D.||nummus|
Libius Severus (also referred to as Severus III) is one of the emperors we know almost nothing about, even though he ruled for nearly four years. He was a native of Lucania and was proclaimed emperor at Ravenna by the mighty general Ricimer. Severus' death is surrounded by mystery. Ancient sources tell us that he was either poisoned or died of natural causes. The event might have the work of Ricimer since his puppet emperor was not recognized by the eastern emperor Leo I.
RL90813. Bronze nummus, RIC X 2715, gF, excellent for the type, weight 0.997 g, maximum diameter 11.9 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna(?) mint, 461 A.D.; obverse D N LIB SEVERVS P F AVG, diademed and cuirassed bust of Severus III right; reverse RcME monogram (of Ricimer) in wreath; ex Holding History Coins; very rare; SOLD







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