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E-auction 4-599 - bby_209619 - ANASTASIUS Follis

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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 15 April 2013 17:20:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: c. 512-517
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 19,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale avec un plat à 12 heures. Beau portrait. Revers faible. Patine vert foncé et sable
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé d'Anastase à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’a) ; diadème perlé ; le buste timbré d’une étoile à huit branches.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Anastasius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Anastase perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : (GAMMA)// CON.
Reverse description : M entre deux étoiles pointées à six rais, surmonté d'une croisette.


Série lourde. Portrait, chevelure et diadème stylisés. Étoiles à six rais. L’épaule est ornée d’une étoile.

Historical background



After Zeno's assassination, Anastase marries Ariadne who chooses him as emperor. His very long reign of 27 years restores imperial power. He died without an heir, but is today considered the founder of the Byzantine Empire.

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