1 Tremissis - Odovacar / In the name of Zeno, 476-491 With two Xs; with ring

Features

Country Herulian Kingdom
King Odovacar (476-493)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 480-491
Value 1 Tremissis = 1/3 Solidus (1/3)
Currency Solidus (476-493)
Composition Gold
Weight 1.42 g
Diameter 13 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References RIC X# 3608,
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.
Metlich# p. 14,
Michael Andreas Metlich, Ermanno A. Arslan; 2004. The Ostrogothic Coinage in Italy from AD 476 : A Die Study of Theodahad Folles. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781902040585.
Boutin# 1044,
Serge Boutin; 1983. Monnaies des Empires de Byzance : Collection N. K.. A. G. van der Dussen, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Lacam# cf. 70
Guy Lacam; 1983. La fin de L'Empire romain et le monayage or en Italie. Hess , Lucerne, Switzerland.

Obverse

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

Lettering: D N ZENO - PIPR AVC

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

Reverse

Cross surrounded by wreath with ring above and with legend below.

Lettering: ONOB

Translation: Constantinople

Edge

Smooth.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (480-491)  Struck in Mediolanum/Milan

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