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Anonymous Ruler, Silver, Half Siliqua, Constantinople, circa 580-circa 600

 
 

Obverse

Helmeted and draped bust facing right. No legend.

Reverse

Large X bisected by T.

Obverse

Helmeted and draped bust facing right. No legend.

Reverse

Large X bisected by T.

Accession number BZC.2005.27
Ruler Anonymous Ruler
Metal Silver
Denomination Half Siliqua
Mint Constantinople
Date circa 580circa 600
Diameter 14.0 mm
Weight 0.91 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Belongs to the latest group of anonymous silver coins probably struck for imperial largesses.

S. Bendall, “Some Comments on the Anonymous Silver Coinage of the Fourth to Sixth Centuries A.D.,” 150 and 154–55, type 12, fig. 25.

I. Tolstoi, Vizantīĭskii︠a︡ monety [Monnaies byzantines], no. 620.

Acquisition History

A. H. Baldwin’s Byzantine list no. 45, October 2005, no. 6