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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0001
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:  491-492
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1630. K. Kress, Munich, 22nd January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Anastasius, helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, facing 3/4 r., holding spear in r. hand behind head and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Victory, winged, draped, standing l., supporting long jeweled cross; star in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ANASTAS IVS PERP AVC (Our lord Anastasius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB I 3a

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Anastasius I
Byzantine

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