Coins from Western Empire
The Western Empire category covers the period from the ascension of Honorius in 393 to the death of Romulus Augustus in 476 AD – the final emperor of the West. During these final years of the western empire, most of the Emperors were mere puppets for Germanic generals who were unacceptable to the Romans as Emperors but in reality called all the shots.

But were these generals the cause of the fall? Far from it! Without capable men such as Stilicho, Aetius, and Ricimer the Western Empire would likely have succumbed to invasion and disease much earlier. Why the Germanic generals were less acceptable to the Romans than the Illyrian generals who saved Rome during the crisis of the 3rd Century we will never know – but in a less intolerant world they could perhaps have reinvigorated and saved the Empire like just as men like Aurelian had a century before.

Western Empire

(1) Avitus
Obverse: plain diademed bust no letters visible
Reverse: Victory, winged, draped, standing left holding wreath in right hand, epsilon left field, RM mint mark
Ref: None provided
(2) Honorius 393-395 AD
Obverse: D N HONORIVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor standing facing, head right, diademed, in military dress, standard in right hand, globe in left hand
Ref: RIC 68
(3) Honorius 406-408 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N HONORIVS P F AVG / *
Reverse: Three emperors (Arcadius, Theodosius II, Honorius) standing, holding spears and shields; GLORI_A ROMA_NORVM / SMKB
Ref: RIC X Cyzicus 149
(4) Honorius 395-401 AD
Obverse: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N HONORI_VS P F AVG
Reverse: Honorius standing, facing, holding labarum and resting hand on shield; being crowned by Victory to right, holding palm; VIRTVS_EXERCITI / ANTΓ
Ref: RIC X 72
(5) Honorius 406-408 AD
Obverse: pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N HONORI_VS P F AVG / *
Reverse: Three emperors (Arcadius, Theodosius II, Honorius) standing, holding spears and shields; GLORI_A ROMA_NORVM / ANTA
Ref: RIC X Antioch 153
(6) Johannes 423-425
Obverse: (DN IOHAN-NES PF AVG), pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTOR-IA AVGG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm, Epsilon in left field
Ref: RIC X 1910
(7) Johannes 423-425
Obverse: DN IOHANN-ES PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory walking left, holding trophy over shoulder and dragging captive. Epsilon in left field
Ref: RIC x 1916, Sear 21121
(8) Valentinian III 425-455 AD
Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory advancing left holding wreath, T in left field
Ref: RIC 2121