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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0005
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Anastasius I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  491-518
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1050 - bt A. H. Baldwin November 1961, ex Gantz collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Anastasius facing 3/4 r. wearing cuirass, paludamentum and diademed plumed helmet, holding spear transversely behind head in r. hand and shield depicting a cavalryman on l. shoulder. Reverse: Victoria standing l. holding long cross, star in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN ANASTA SIVS PP AVC (Our Lord Anastasius eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVGCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: H (8). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I AV7f, MIB I 4

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Anastasius I
Byzantine

518
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