Zeno (474-491 AD)

Flavius Zeno, original name Tarasicodissa or Trascalissaeus, Byzantine Emperor (circa 425 - April 9, 491) was one of the more prominent of the early Byzantine Emperors. Domestic revolts and religious dissension plagued his reign. His reign saw the end of the Western Roman Empire under Julius Nepos and Romulus Augustus, but he contributed much to stabilizing the eastern Empire.

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Zeno 'Victory' Solidus 021459

Zeno 'Victory' Solidus
Gold, 4.46 grams, 20.22 mm. Constantinople. Second Reign, 476-491 AD. Obverse: D N ZENO-PERP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding shield, spear over shoulder. Reverse: VICTORI-A AVGGG Epsilon, Victory standing right, holding long jewelled cross, star in right field, CONOB in exergue. RIC X 910; Sear 4385. Good extremely fine.

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Zeno 'Victory' Solidus 021459

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