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ZENO Solidus AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 860 €
Maximum bid : 1 012 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:33:35
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Solidus
Date: c. 476-491
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,40 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste de Zénon, finement détaillé. Patine de collection


Obverse legend : D N ZENO - PERP AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, casqué et cuirassé de Zénon de face, tenant une haste sur l’épaule et un bouclier orné d’un cavalier à droite (N'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Zeno Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Zénon perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORI-A AVGGGS/ -|*//CONOB .
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant une longue croix de la main droite ; dans le champ à droite, étoile à huit rais.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (la Victoire des augustes).

Historical background


(17/11/474-11/04/491) Zeno

Second reign (476-491)

Zeno married Ariadne, the daughter of Leo I to 466. Their son, Leo II, succeeded his grandfather in 474, but in fact, it is assured that Zeno power on 9 February as emperor before Leo II died on November 17 474. The following year, he had to face the revolt of Basiliscus and flee Constantinople. Having eliminated Basiliscus and his son in 476, he returned to the capital. A second revolt broke out in 484 with Leonce and lasted four years. Zeno, hated, died of a seizure in 491. His wife Ariadne, married Anastase.

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