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ID number:  BIRBI-B0019
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:  498-518
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0870. A.H. Baldwin, January 1960.
BIRBI-B0019.jpg

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: N ΛИΛSTΛ SVS PP VΛC (Our lord Anastasius, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VƆTOP Λ ΛVCCC Π (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CCOИOB.

Bibliography:  None Available

Notes:  Probably non-imperial.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Anastasius I
Byzantine

518
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