1 Solidus - Odovacar / In the name of Zeno, 476-491 Without star

Features

Country Herulian Kingdom
King Odovacar (476-493)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 480-491
Value 1 Solidus (1)
Currency Solidus (476-493)
Composition Gold
Weight 4.18 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References RIC X# cf. 3651,
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. 11,
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.
Lacam# cl. III-1
Guy Lacam; 1983. La fin de L'Empire romain et le monayage or en Italie. Hess , Lucerne, Switzerland.

Obverse

Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust holding spear over shoulder, all surrounded by legend.

Lettering: D N ZENO - PERP AVG

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

Reverse

Winged Victory facing left while holding cross, all surrounded by legend.

Lettering:
VICTORI - A AVCCC
R - V
COMOB

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

Edge

Smooth.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (480-491) R-V Struck in Ravenna

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