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LOT 0179

Sold for (Inc. bp): £527

ROMAN ZENO - GOLD SOLIDUS
(4.45 grams.).

474-491 AD, Constantinople mint. Obv: D N ZENO-PERP AVG legend with facing helmeted and cuirassed bust, holding shield decorated with horseman spearing fallen enemy; spear behind shoulder. Rev: VICTORI-A AVGGG legend with officina letter gamma, Victory standing left, holding long jewelled cross, star in right field; mintmark CONOB in exergue. Extremely fine.

LITERATURE:
Sear 4385 variant (no star); RIC X 910.