Solidus of Anastasius I

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 491–498


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.42 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.277

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 and shield.
DNANASTA SIVSPPAVC
Reverse: Victory standing left, holding long voided cross, to right, star,
VICTORI AAVCCCI in exergue CONOB

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes