Browsing Roman Imperial Coins of Honoria


Ca. AD 440-450. Honoria, the older sister of Valentinian III, secretly married the imperial chamberlain, Eugenius, who was then executed. Valentinian demanded that she marry an elderly senator Herculanus Bassus. In an attempt to avoid this fate, Honoria wrote to Attila the Hun offering to become his wife and this apparently led to the battle on the Catalonian Fields. According to some sources she married Herculanus after all.

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RIC 2022Justa Grata Honoria (sister of Valentinian III) AV Solidus. Ravenna mint. D N IVST GRAT HONORIA P F AVG, Diademed, draped bust right, hand of God holding crown above / BONO REIPVBLICAE, angel standing left, holding long cross, star in upper left field, R-V across field. Mintmark COMOB. RIC 2022, Cohen 1, Depeyrot 15/1, DO 866; Sear 21371. TextImage
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RIC 2053Honoria. AV solidus, 20mm, 4.44 g. Ravenna. Struck AD 430-455. DN IVST GRAT HONORIA PF AVG, diademed and draped bust right, wearing earring and necklace, crowned by hand of god above / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated left on cuirass, inscribing Chi-Rho on a shield. R-V across fields. Mintmark COMOB. RIC 2053; Not in Sear.TextImage
RIC 2055Honoria. AV semissis, Ravenna. Struck AD 430-455. 17.8 mm, 2.21 g. DN IVST GRAT HONORIA PF AVG, diademed and draped bust right, wearing earring and necklace, crowned by hand of god above / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Chi-rho within wreath. Mintmark COMOB. RIC 2055; Sear 21375; Cohen 2; Depeyrot 47/4.TextImage
RIC 2068Justa Grata Honoria, AV Tremissis. Rome or Ravenna mint, 439 AD. D N IVST GRAT HONORIA P F AVG, diademed & draped bust right, in necklace / cross within wreath. Mintmark COMOB. Depeyrot 47/10, DOCLR 868; Sear 21376. TextImage
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Justa Grata Honoria. Barbaric imitation. 440-450 AD, AV Tremissis. 14.4 mm, 2 g. DN IVST GRAT HONORIA PF AVG, barbaric styled pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. / Cross within wreath, jewel in the badge at the top of the wreath, CONOB below. Copying RIC X 2068; Depeyrot 47/10; DOC LR 868; Sear 21376.TextImage
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RIC X 2021AV Solidus. As RIC 2022 but with rev legend VOT XX MVLT XXX and sometimes without star. RIC 2021; Cohen 4; Sear 21374

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