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Ancient Coins with a Monogram Reverse Type

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Zeno, 18 January - 17 November 474 and August 476 - 11 April 491 A.D.

|Zeno|, |Zeno,| |18| |January| |-| |17| |November| |474| |and| |August| |476| |-| |11| |April| |491| |A.D.||nummus|
The obverse legend for this type is usually off flan, incomplete, and blundered.
RL81747. Bronze nummus, cf. RIC X 958 ff., SRCV V 21561, LRBC II -, VF, nice for the type, weight 0.728 g, maximum diameter 9.4 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonica(?) mint, Second reign Aug 476 - 11 Apr 491 A.D.; obverse [...]NON[...], pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Zeno monogram (RIC monogram 1) within wreath, mintmark (THS?) off flan in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Theodosius II, 10 January 402 - 28 July 450 A.D.

|Theodosius| |II|, |Theodosius| |II,| |10| |January| |402| |-| |28| |July| |450| |A.D.||half| |centenionalis|
Theodosius II, the only son of Emperor Arcadius and Aelia Eudoxia, was raised to the rank of Augustus at only nine months old. His mother died in 404 and his father in 408 leaving him sole emperor at six. His sister, Aelia Pulcheria, was given responsibility for his education, and the title of Augusta in 414. Most of his reign was long and peaceful, the most notable events being the completion of a new legal code, Codex Theodosianus, and the fortification of Constantinople, making it one of the most heavily defended locations in history. The last years of his reign were marred by repeated invasion of the Balkans by the Huns led by Attila. Theodosius died after a serious hunting accident in 450 A.D.
RL93492. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC X Theodosius II 463 (S, monogram 5), LRBC II 2246, SRCV V 21237, Hahn MIRB 86, DOCLR 433, Hunter V -, VF, dark tone, highlighting earthen deposits, light scratches, tight flan, choice reverse, weight 1.131 g, maximum diameter 13.5 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 445 - 450 A.D.; obverse D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Theodosius monogram (RIC monogram 5) in wreath, closed with a jewel (pellet in circle) at the top, CON in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; scarce; SOLD


Leo I, 7 February 457 - 18 January 474 A.D.

|Leo| |I|, |Leo| |I,| |7| |February| |457| |-| |18| |January| |474| |A.D.||half| |centenionalis|
 
RL48783. Bronze half centenionalis, cf. RIC X 720, LRBC II 2270, DOCLR 570, SRCV V 21448, Hunter V -, aVF, weight 0.864 g, maximum diameter 11.6 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, obverse D N LEO..., pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Leo's Greek monogram (LEONTA with reversed N) within wreath, KOC in exergue; scarce; SOLD







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