0 0

ZENOBIA Palmyra Queen Greatest She-Warriors Silver Coin 500 Francs Togo 2011


Here's your chance to capture an enduring piece of the history with this interesting coin "Greatest She-Warriors" series dedicated to amazing women of all time which have distinguished for their strong and bravery in crucial times of history. This 2011 500 Francs Proof coin honoring Zenobia of Palmyra: The Warrior Queen.

More details

Out of stock
Enter your email id. Once product back in stock you will be notify by email

59.95 €

We accept payment by:

Add to wishlist

Zenobia of Palmyra: The Warrior Queen
Zenobia- the warrior Queen of Palmyra. A beautiful woman, with a dark complexion and large black eyes that sparkled, Zenobia commanded all who were around her. She was very well educated for a woman of her time. She could speak four languages and was intrested in philosophy and loved learning. She commanded her troops on horseback and was an inspiration to all of her subjects.

Zenobia's husband was a Palmyrene noble. His name was Odaenathus and successfully campaigned against the Persians for the Roman Empire. Because of his victory he was awarded the rank of consul by the Romans. Two years later in recognition of a sucessful campaign agianst the Persian King Shapur I he was granted the title of Corrector Totius Orientis (Govenor of all the East). Being Govener wasn't enough for Odaenathus he eventually declared himself king. Zenobia was a real driving force for her husband. His sucess can be at least partialy attributed to her courage and good sense.

In 267 C.E. Odaenathus and his heir were assassinated. This left Odaenathus and Zenobia's son to take his position, because he was so young Zenobia took over instead. She was a capable administrator and she managed to earn the love and respect of her subjects. She surrounded herself with intelligent people and one of advisers was a philosopher named Cassius Longinus. He was said to have been "a living library and a walking museum." She was able to establish herself as mistress of the east within five years of her husbands death.

  • CountryTogo
  • Year2011
  • Face Value500 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)15.57 (1/2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)35
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin obverse features a reproduction of the Queen Zenobia, on left side in colour the her Palmyra kingdom. On right edge the inscription "GREATEST SHE-WARRIORS" and "ZENOBIA". The coin’s obverse depicts the Togo Republic emblem.