Tremissis of Anastasius I

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 491–518


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.45 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2004.1252

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I to right.
DNANASTA SIVSPPAVG below bust: VM
Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and globus cruciger in left; star in right field
VICTORIA[AVGVS]TORVM In exergue: CONOB

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse