An Unpublished Tremissis in the Name of Honorius


  • Dirk Faltin


This article presents an unpublished tremissis in the name of Roman Emperor Honorius (AD 393–423) (cf. Figure. 1). The coin was sold by a Spanish auction house and is in the possession of the author. The auction catalogue described the coin as a possible barbarous imitation (‘Acunacion Barbara?’). This article proposes an attribution of the coin to the 5th-century kingdom of the Suevi on the Iberian Peninsula. If correct, the coin fills an important gap in the Suevic coin series.


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How to Cite

Faltin, D. (2022). An Unpublished Tremissis in the Name of Honorius. KOINON: The International Journal of Classical Numismatic Studies, 5, 130–134. Retrieved from



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