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Solidus of Anastasius I

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Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I three-quarter face to right, holding spear in right hand. On left shoulder shield with device of horseman spearing fallen foe. DNANASTA SIVSPPAVC Reverse: Victory standing left, holding long voided cross, to right, star. VICTORI AAVCCCI ...

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Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 491–498

Mint

Constantinople

Accession Number

35.340

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins