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Zenobia

Septimia Zenobia
Usurper (AD 272)

Zenobia was the second wife of Odenathus and she controlled the government of Palmyra after his death. She set up her son Vabalathus as Augustus in defiance of Aurelian, who marched against them and defeated them. Aurelian however gave her a villa in Italy where she retired to


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Zenobia

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