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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-LR0630
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Zeno; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  AD 476-491
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 264. Glendining, 20th March 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Zeno, wearing plumed helmet and pearl diadem, cuirassed, holding spear in r. and shield decorated with horseman on left arm, facing front. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, standing facing l., holding long cross; six-pointed stars in field, to l. and r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ZENO PERP λVC (Our Lord Zeno, Everlasting Augustus). Reverse: VIGTORI-A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). In Exergue: CONOB

Bibliography:  RIC X 941

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