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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0011
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Salamis Hoard
Maker:  Anastasius I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  507-518
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1652. From the Salamis Hoard 1948, ex J. R. Stewart (34) 30th 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 staff topped with retrograde chrismon in r. hand; star in l. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ANASTA SIVS PP AVC (Our lord Anastasius, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOP. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 7b; MIB I, 7

5 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Salamis Hoard



Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Anastasius I
Byzantine

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