½ Siliqua - Anonymous / In the name of Honorius, 393-423 Carthage

Features

Issuer Vandal Kingdom
Ruling authority Anonymous (440-500)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 440-490
Value 1/2 Siliqua = 50 Denarii (50)
Currency Denarius (440-534)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.93 g
Diameter 12 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 145935
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References MEC# 4,
Philip Grierson, Mark Blackburn; 2007. Medieval European Coinage / Volume 1. The Early Middle Ages (5th-10th Centuries). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
And 19 more volumes.
BMC Vandal# -,
Warwick William Wroth; 1911. Catalogue of the Coins of the Vandals, Ostrogoths and Lombards and of the Empires of Thessalonica, Nicaea and Trebizond in the British Museum. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
MN 27# 111
Cécile Morrisson, James H. Schwartz; 1982. Vandal Silver Coinage in the Name of Honorius. The American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.

Obverse

Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust facing right and surrounded by legend.

Lettering: D N HONORI - VS PP AVG

Translation:
Dominus Noster Honorius Perpetuus Augustus
Our Lord, Honorius, perpetual August

Reverse

Winged Victory holding wreath and surrounded by legend.

Lettering:
VICT - ORIA
AVG

Translation:
Victoria Augustus
Victory of the August

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

This coin was struck from the reigns of Genseric (435-477), Huneric (477-484), and Gunthamund (484-496).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (440-490) 

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