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Solidus of Anastasius II

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Obverse: Bust of Anastasius II facing, with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger and akakia. DNARTEMIUSA NASTSIUSMU Reverse: Cross potent. VICTORI [AVG]U B CONOB in exergue

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. 713–715

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

35.374

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins