Solidus of Theoderic in the name of Anastasius I

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 491–498


Mint: Kingdom of the Ostrogoths, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.39 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.339

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust three-quarter face to right, holding spear and shield.
DNANASTA SIVSPFAVC
Reverse: Victory standing left, holding long voided cross, to right, star.
VICTORI AAVCCCA (note there are no crossbars on first two As)
in exergue: COMOB

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)