Solidus of Anastasius I

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 491–498


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.51 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.340

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I three-quarter face to right, holding spear in right hand. On left shoulder shield with device of horseman spearing fallen foe.
DNANASTA SIVSPPAVC
Reverse: Victory standing left, holding long voided cross, to right, star.
VICTORI AAVCCCI in exergue: CONOB

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)