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ID:     28691
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Issuer:     Imitation of Honorius
Date Ruled:     AD 393-423
Metal:     Bronze
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     19.9 mm
Weight:     4.383 g
Obverse Legend:     Type - D N HONORI_VS P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Type - Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     Type - VICTORI_A AVGGG
Reverse Description:     Type - Emperor standing right, holding standard in right hand and Victory on globe in left, with left foot he spurns a seated bound captive: Emperor is "relaxed", captive's knee is flat (Type C).
Mint Mark:     COMOB/ R in left field/ V in right field
Mint:     Copy of Ravenna
Primary Reference:     cf. RIC 1321 (official
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=27754
Notes:     This coin is either the core of a gold plated forgery, or a very good forgery using a solidus as a model. It, also, could be a trial specimen of a bronze AE 2 using the design motif of the solidus,