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Anastasios I, Silver, Light Miliarense, Thessalonike, 491

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right with diadem.

DNANASTAS-IVSPERPAVC

Reverse

Anastasios I in military costume standing and facing left. Holding labarum in right hand. Left hand rests on shield.

GLORORV-STAPRAR

Symbol

Eight-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

THSOB

Obverse

Bust of Anastasios I facing right with diadem.

DNANASTAS-IVSPERPAVC

Reverse

Anastasios I in military costume standing and facing left. Holding labarum in right hand. Left hand rests on shield.

GLORORV-STAPRAR

Symbol

Eight-pointed star in left field.

Exergue

THSOB

Accession number BZC.2003.8
Ruler Anastasios I
Date of Reign 491–518
Metal Silver
Denomination Light Miliarense
Mint Thessalonike
Date 491
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 3.97 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Not in DOC. Variant of MIBE 86, no. NN18 (with inscription CLORRV-STAPRAR and obverse legend ending in PPAVC, thus later than this one with PERPAVC, which is probably an accession issue). Hahn cites two specimens from 1998 sales, possibly originating from a hoard.

Acquisition History

From Lanz sale 114, 26 May 2003, no. 868