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Anastasios I, Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 491-518

 
 

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Anastasios I facing right with spear and shield. Three pellets on breastplate.

DNNST-SIVSPPVC

Reverse

Victory standing and facing left with long cross topped by a staurogram () in right hand.

VICTORI-VCCCΘ

Symbol

Eight-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Anastasios I facing right with spear and shield. Three pellets on breastplate.

DNNST-SIVSPPVC

Reverse

Victory standing and facing left with long cross topped by a staurogram () in right hand.

VICTORI-VCCCΘ

Symbol

Eight-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1969.38
Ruler Anastasios I
Date of Reign 491–518
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 491518
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 4.22 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Variant of DOC 1:8, no. 7i (no. 7i has no pellets on the breastplate). The low weight is due to a small piece having been clipped from the upper edge of the coin.

Acquisition History

From Joel Malter, 16 November 1969