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Zeno coins

474 - 475 & 476 - 491 Zeno was an Eastern emperor during the waning days of the empire. His career was recorded through a series of endless plots against him which failed to oust him from power entirely. Indeed, he even served as emperor-in-exile during a revolt that briefly saw Basiliscus rise to the throne in 475. He eventually recaptured the throne himself to resume a rocky relationship with the Western half of the empire as well as frequent domestic problems of every sort. Following the favorable resolution of the Basiliscus affair he had ample time as well to watch the final collapse of the Western half of the empire. As he had no resources to contend with the germanic tribesmen who were exerting ever more control over the former empire, he could do little more than accept the inevitable outcome. Although this made him nominally ruler of the entire Roman empire after the death of Julius Nepos in 480, in practice he held no sway at all in any of the former Roman provinces. In the end, one of his most remarkable feats was the very fact that he was able to survive for so long in this strife-ridden age.

AU Solidus


RIC 910 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGB Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross. $1,100 1/12/05.




RIC 910 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGH Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross. $605 6/8/05.




RIC 910, Depeyrot 108/1 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGI Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross.




RIC 910 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGS Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross. 476-491 (Constantinopolis).




RIC 910 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGZ Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross. 476-491 (Constantinopolis).




RIC 910 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGОё Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross. 476-491 (Constantinopolis). $353 5/22/02.




RIC 910v Solidus Obv: DNZENOPEPRAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGI Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross. [RIC unlisted blundered obv. legend]. $319 3/20/04.




RIC 927 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG TОё Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross. c.490 (Constantinopolis).




RIC 929 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGS Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross. c.476-491 (Constantinopolis).




RIC 910 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG Exe: //CONOB - Victory standing left, holding cross. 476-491 (Thessalonica).




RIC 3205 Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPFAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG: Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing left, supporting cross. c.474-475 (Ravenna).




RIC X 3657v Solidus Obv: DNZENOPERPFAVG - Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGÄ Exe: /•COMOB• - Victory standing left, supporting cross. (Rome).



AU Semissis


RIC 913 Semissis Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG Exe: //CONOB - Victory seated right, holding shield reading VXX; cuirass to left. $641 10/14/02.



AU Tremissis


RIC 914, Depeyrot 180/3, S 4287 Tremissis Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM Exe: /CONOB - Victory advancing forward, holding wreath and cross on globe. 476-484 (Constantinopolis). $471 2/18/02.




RIC 921 Tremissis Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGTSORIVM Exe: /CONOB - Victory advancing forward, holding wreath and cross on globe. 476-491 (Constantinopolis). $500 1/13/03.




RIC 922, Depeyrot 108/4 Tremissis Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGTSORVM Exe: /CONOB - Victory advancing forward, holding wreath and cross on globe. 476-491 (Constantinopolis).




RIC X 3616 Tremissis Obv: DNZENOPEPRAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CONOB - Wreath, cross within. (Mediolanum).



AR Siliqua


RIC 944 Siliqua Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No leged Exe: CON - Wreath, SRV/REI/BDI within. 476-491 (Constantinopolis).



AE2


RIC 3617, Wroth 5 AE2 Obv: IMPZENOSEMPERAVG Exe: •IIII• - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IMVICTAROMASC Exe: •XL• - Victory advancing right, holding trophy and wreath. c.477 (Rome). $550 9/24/03.



AE3


RIC 948 AE2 Obv: DNZENOPERPAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA - Zeno standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and globe.




RIC 947 AE3 Obv: DNZENONPEVG - Helmeted, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DNLEONAVG - Wreath; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and dragging captive within; in left field.




RIC 949 AE3 Obv: DNZENONPEVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DNLEONAVG - Wreath; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and dragging captive within; in left field. 476-491 (Constantinopolis). $475 9/25/02.




RIC 949v AE3 Obv: DNZENONPEAG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DNLEONAVG - Wreath; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and dragging captive within; in left field.



AE4


RIC 973 AE3 Obv: DNZENO? - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend - Wreath; monogram within. 476-491 (Antioch).