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Solidus of Theoderic in the name of Anastasius I

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Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust three-quarter face to right, holding spear and shield. DNANASTA SIVSPFAVC Reverse: Victory standing left, holding long voided cross, to right, star. VICTORI AAVCCCA (note there are no crossbars on first two As) in exergue: COMOB

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

Rome

Accession Number

35.339

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins