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Verina coins

? - 484? Wife of Leo I, sister of Basiliscus and mother of Ariadne. Verina would play a key role in the ousting of Zeno and then her brother Basiliscus. Probably to cover up a scandalous affair and political advantage she turned against Basiliscus to support her former enemy Zeno who had been in exile. Zeno mistrusted her even though her aid was crucial in his reinstatement and had her exiled. Because she probably felt betrayed she once again turned against him and supported the failed coup of Leontius. She apparently lost her life during the usurper's siege.

AU Solidus


RIC 607 Solidus Obv: AELVERINAAVG - Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding jeweled cross. $3,700 4/1/01.



AU Tremissis


RIC 614 Tremissis Obv: AELVERINAAVG - Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CONOB - Wreath, cross within. 462-466 (Constantinople). $2,100 6/8/05.



AE3


RIC 655, LRBC 2253 AE3 Obv: AELVERINAAVG - Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICAE Exe: CONE - Victory seated right holding shield with Chi-Rho on column. 457-474 (Constantinopolis). $900 4/1/01.




RIC 656 AE3 Obv: AELVERINAAVG - Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: SALVSREPVBLICAE Exe: CONE - Victory seated right holding shield with Chi-Rho on column.