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Honor, Chivalry, and Military Justice (Honos)

Honos was the god of chivalry, honor and military justice. He was usually depicted in art with a spear and a cornucopia. He was sometimes identified with Virtus.

Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.

|Antoninus| |Pius|, |Antoninus| |Pius,| |August| |138| |-| |7| |March| |161| |A.D.||dupondius|
Honos was the god of chivalry, honor and military justice. He was usually depicted in art with a spear and a cornucopia. He was sometimes identified with Virtus.
SH68901. Bronze dupondius, RIC III 802, BMCRE IV 1738, Cohen II 415, SRCV II -, EF, beautiful green patina, well centered, weight 12.822 g, maximum diameter 25.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 145 - 147 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P, radiate head right; reverse HONORI AVG COS IIII, Honos standing facing, head left, togate, branch in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; a very attractive coin!; SOLD


Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.

|Antoninus| |Pius|, |Antoninus| |Pius,| |August| |138| |-| |7| |March| |161| |A.D.||sestertius|
This type has two reverse variants. Some dies, such as the one this coin was struck with, had the cornucopia rotated with the top toward Honos, while other dies have the normal design. RIC does not make the distinction.

Honos was the god of chivalry, honor and military justice. He was usually depicted in art with a spear and a cornucopia. He was sometimes identified with Virtus.
SH21590. Orichalcum sestertius, BMCRE IV 1683 (also with reversed cornucopia), RIC III 772 (S), Cohen II 414, SRCV II 4179, nice VF, weight 24.935 g, maximum diameter 32.1 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 145 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P, laureate head right; reverse HONORI AVG COS IIII S C, Honos standing facing, head left, togate, branch in right hand, cornucopia in left hand with tip turned outwards away from body; scarce; SOLD







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