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Anastasios I, Copper, Half Follis, Constantinople, 491-518

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right.

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Reverse

Roma seated facing left on square-backed throne. Holding globus cruciger in right hand and spear in left hand.

Symbol

in left field. Six-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

CON

Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right.

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Reverse

Roma seated facing left on square-backed throne. Holding globus cruciger in right hand and spear in left hand.

Symbol

in left field. Six-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1967.17.1
Ruler Anastasios I
Date of Reign 491–518
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 491518
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 8.54 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Experimental issue in 512 (and later?) before the introduction of the normal heavyweight series of folles and fractions. Hahn (MIBE 88) cites this coin as “DO (n.a.)” under no. 20a, but as there is no space for the officina in the exergue after the mint mark, it is similar to no. 20b.

Acquisition History

Purchased from Henry Weller, 17 October 1967