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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0020
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:  Semissis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  491-492
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  2.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1089. A.H. Baldwin, February 1952. "From a wartime sale."
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Anastasius facing r. wearing diadem, curiass and paludamentum. Reverse: Victory seated on shield and cuirass facing r. inscribing shield with crosses, with star to l. field, chrison in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ANASTΛS IVS PERP AVC (Our lord Anastasius, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORIA AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB I, 8

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Anastasius I
Byzantine

518
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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