Tremissis of Zeno, struck at Constantinople

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 476–491


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2004.1251

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, diademed bust of Zeno to right.
DNZENO PERPAVG
Reverse: Victory advancing to front, holding wreath and cross on globe; star in left field. In exergue: CONOB
VICTORIA AVGTSORVM

Second reign, third issue.

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse