Siliqua Rechiar

Features

Issuer Suebi Kingdom
King Rechiar (448-456)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 448-456
Value Siliqua = 1/8 Tremissis (1/8)
Currency Tremissis
Composition Silver (.965)
Weight 1.4 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 166962
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References MEC# 78
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.

Obverse

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

Lettering: D N HONORIVS P F AVG

Translation:
Dominus Noster Honorius Pius Felix Augustus
Our Lord, Honorius, the dutiful and wise Augustus

Reverse

Cross within wreaths around

Lettering:
IVSSV RICHIARI REGES
B R

Translation:
Iussu Rechiar Regis
Bracara
By order of King Rechiar
Braga

Comments

The obverse is based on a coin of the Emperor Honorius, while the reverse is the only use of the ruler's name on Suebi coins.
Minted in Bracara (Braga, Portugal).
Only 5 copies are known.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (448-456) BR

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