Brooch with Coin of Emperor Honorius

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 October 2016

Roman gold coins were set into rings, to be worn. Decorative frames were added to turn others into brooches. The image of the emperor was believed to be a good luck charm, so it made sense to carry it around all the time. Brooch made from a coin of Honorius (Flavius Honorius Augustus), Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, reigned 393-423 CE, minted in Constantinople during his reign. From the Roman Empire. Franks bequest. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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