476AD Emperor ZENO Rare Ancient Roman GOLD Solidus Coin NGC Mint State MS i53390
Authentic Ancient Coin of. Zeno – Roman Emperor: 474-475 & 476-491 A. Gold Solidus 21mm (4.47 grams) Struck in Constantinople, 6th officina, second reign, 476-491 A. NGC Ancients MS Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5 Reference: RIC 929 D N ZENO PERP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust to front, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left arm. VICTORI-A AVGGG S, Victory standing left, holding long voided cross decorated with jewels, star in right field, CONOB in exergue. 425 9 April 491, originally named Tarasis , was Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor from 474 to 475 and again from 476 to 491. Domestic revolts and religious dissension plagued his reign, which nevertheless succeeded to some extent in foreign issues. His reign saw the end of the Western Roman Empire under Julius Nepos and Romulus Augustulus , but he contributed much to stabilizing the eastern Empire. In ecclesiastical history, Zeno is associated with the Henotikon or “instrument of union”, promulgated by him and signed by all the Eastern bishops, with the design of solving the monophysite controversy. Zeno was an Eastern emperor during the waning days of the empire. His career was recorded through a series of endless plots against him which failed to oust him from power entirely. Indeed, he even served as emperor-in-exile during a revolt that briefly saw Basiliscus rise to the throne in 475. He eventually recaptured the throne himself to resume a rocky relationship with the Western half of the empire as well as frequent domestic problems of every sort. Following the favorable resolution of the Basiliscus affair he had ample time as well to watch the final collapse of the Western half of the empire. As he had no resources to contend with the germanic tribesmen who were exerting ever more control over the former empire, he could do little more than accept the inevitable outcome. Although this made him nominally ruler of the entire Roman empire after the death of Julius Nepos in 480, in practice he held no sway at all in any of the former Roman provinces. In the end, one of his most remarkable feats was the very fact that he was able to survive for so long in this strife-ridden age. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? You will be quite happy with what you get with the COA; a professional presentation of the coin, with all of the relevant information and a picture of the coin you saw in the listing. Is there a number I can call you with questions about my order? When should I leave feedback? Once you receive your order, please leave a positive. Please don’t leave any negative feedbacks, as it happens many times that people rush to leave feedback before letting sufficient time for the order to arrive. The matter of fact is that any issues can be resolved, as reputation is most important to me. My goal is to provide superior products and quality of service. The item “476AD Emperor ZENO Rare Ancient Roman GOLD Solidus Coin NGC Mint State MS i53390″ is in sale since Thursday, January 07, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Certification: NGC
- Grade: MS
- Ruler: Zeno
- Composition: Gold