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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0642
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Salamis Hoard
Maker:  Zeno; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  476-491
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1651. A. H. Baldwin 30th January 1968, ex J. R. Stewart collection (32), from the Salamis 1948 Hoard.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Zeno, helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, facing 3/4 r., holding spear in r. hand behind head and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Victory, winged, draped, standing l., supporting long jeweled cross; star in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ZENO PERP AVC (Our lord Zeno, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 910

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Zeno
Isaurian

491
Salamis Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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