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Anastasios I, Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 517-518

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right with diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

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Reverse

with cross above, Ε below, crescent with pellets above in right field, and six-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

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Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right with diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

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Reverse

with cross above, Ε below, crescent with pellets above in right field, and six-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1969.25.1
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:23, no. 23m
Ruler Anastasios I
Date of Reign 491–518
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 517518
Diameter 35.0 mm
Weight 16.89 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

As DOC 1:23, no. 23m. This specimen was bought because the pellets by the crescent are clear. As MIBE 87, no. 30, which Hahn (p. 30) considers “a transition to shorter periods of control marks” envisaged by the adding of dots to the old marks that took place between 1 September 517, the beginning of a new lustrum, and the death of Anastasios in July 518.

Acquisition History

Purchased from Henry Weller, 2 July 1969