Augusta AD 475 - 476
Wife of Basiliscus;
Sister-in-law of Leo I and Aelia Verina;
Mother of Marcus.
Aelia Zenonis was the wife of Basiliscus, brother of Aelia Verina and Leo I's brother-in-law. In 475, when Zeno was deceived and deposed, and the Senate chose Basiliscus as emperor, Aelia Zenonis became Augusta and their son Marcus was granted the rank of Ceasar and then co-Augustus. Two younger sons of hers, Leo and Zeno, became Caesars. Basiliscus quickly turned quite unpopular, however, and Zeno managed to stage a comeback. Upon his return to Constantinople in 476, Basiliscus, Aelia Zenonis, and their sons were sent to Cisicus in Cappadocia, where they were starved to death.
List all Zenonis coins in the Catalog.