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brm_838988 - ZENO Solidus

ZENO Solidus AU/AU
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Item sold on our e-shop (2024)
Price : 850.00 €
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 : R1
Officine: 9e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré. Très beau buste de Zénon, finement détaillé. Patine de collection
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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).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Zeno Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Zénon perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORI-A AVGGG(THÊTA)/ -|*//CONO-B.
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).


Monnaie montée anciennement.

Historical background



Second part of reign

Zeno married Ariadne, the daughter of Leo I, around 466. Their son, Leo II, succeeded his grandfather in 474. In fact, it was Zeno who assumed power from February 9 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 Léonce. It lasts four years. Zeno, hated, died of an epileptic fit in 491. His wife Ariadne married Anastasius.

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