Honorius, 393-423. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, 408-420. D N HONORI-VS P F AVG Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding spear over his shoulder in his right hand and with a shield, decorated with a horseman spearing fallen enemy, on his left shoulder. Rev. CONCORDI-A AVGG A / CONOB Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated facing on throne, head to right, holding scepter in her right hand and Victory on globe in her left, placing her right foot on prow; in field to left, star. Depeyrot 73/1. RIC 201. A splendid example, lustrous, sharply struck, and with an unusually fine portrait. Struck from a slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, virtually as struck.
From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, privately acquired from Bank Leu on 2 July 1968 (with a photocopy of the original invoice enclosed).