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Anastasios I, Copper, Follis, Nikomedeia, 512-518

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right.

DNNST-IV[

Reverse

with cross above and six-pointed star below and in left and right fields.

Exergue

NIKOMI

Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right.

DNNST-IV[

Reverse

with cross above and six-pointed star below and in left and right fields.

Exergue

NIKOMI

Accession number BZC.1968.3
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:30, no. 39
Ruler Anastasios I
Date of Reign 491–518
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Nikomedeia
Date 512518
Diameter 36.0 mm
Weight 16.97 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

In the preceding light series from 507 to 512 some folles from Nikomedeia had used a star as an officina mark (MIBE 90, no. 43) and this is kept on this rare issue of the reformed heavier issue (MIBE 91, no. 45).

Acquisition History

Spink’s Numismatic Circular, 17 November 1967