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ID number:  BIRBI-B0031
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Anastasius I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  491-518
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0888. Leu, Zurich, April 1960.
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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 in r. hand; star in l. field and r. field.

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

Bibliography:  DOC I. 27; MIB I, 15

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