Togo – 2011 – 500 Francs – She-Warriors ZENOBIA (PROOF)


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Metal: Silver .925
Weight: 1/2oz
Diameter: 35 mm
Quality: Proof
Mintage: 1’000 pcs.
Partly coloured

issue date march 2011

Zenobia (240– c. 274 AD) was a 3rd century Syrian queen of the Palmyrene Empire who led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire.

The second wife of King Septimius Odaenathus, Zenobia became queen of the Palmyrene empire following Odaenathus’ death in 267. By 269, Zenobia had expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefect, Tenagino Probus, who was beheaded after he led an attempt to recapture the territory. She ruled over Egypt until 274, when she was defeated and taken as a hostage to Rome by Emperor Aurelian.