Solidus of Anastasius I
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.51 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Reverse: Victory standing left, holding long voided cross, to right, star.
VICTORI AAVCCCI in exergue: CONOB
By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)