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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.192
People
Zeno, Roman (r. 474 -491 CE)
Title
Semissis of Zeno, Constantinople
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
476-491
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196551
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.5 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
semissis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: DNZENO PERPAVC
  • inscription: reverse: VICTORIAAVCCC
    in ex:CONOB
  • Obverse Inscription: DN ZENO - PERP AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: VICTORIA AVG GG
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC X, 913, p. 307; LRC 645
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.192
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Bust of emperor r., draped, cuirassed, with pearl diadem.
reverse: Victory seated r on cuirass, inscribing VXX on shield; in l. field, star; in r. field, Christogram. CONOB in exergue.

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