1 Semissis - Odovacar / In the name of Zeno, 474-491 Ravenna

Features

Country Herulian Kingdom
King Odovacar (476-493)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 480-491
Value 1 Semissis = 1/2 Solidus (1/2)
Currency Solidus (476-493)
Composition Gold
Weight 2.28 g
Diameter 16.3 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References RIC X# 3636,
John P. C. Kent, Robert A. G. Carson, Andrew Burnett; 1994. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 10. The Divided Empire and the Fall of the Western Parts (AD 395–491). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667376.
Kraus# p. 54
Andreas Kraus; 1992. Grundzüge der Geschichte Bayerns (2nd edition). Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, Germany. ISBN 9783534080816.

Obverse

Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust facing right and surrounded by legend.

Lettering: D N ZENO - PERPF AYG

Translation:
Dominus Noster Zeno Perpetuus Augustus
Our Lord, Zeno, perpetual August

Reverse

Backwards chi rho in wreath and surrounded by legend.

Lettering:
VICTORI - A AVGGG
COMOB

Translation:
Victoria Augustus / Constantinople
Victory of the August / Constantinople

Edge

Smooth.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (480-491) 

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