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bby_685081 - ANASTASIUS Follis

ANASTASIUS Follis VF
95.00 €(Approx. 111.15$ | 81.70£)
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Type : Follis
Date: c. 512-517
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 35 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 17,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Anastasius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Anastase perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : /E/ CON.
Reverse description : M entre deux étoiles pointées à six rais, surmonté d'une croix latine.

Commentary


Série lourde. Portrait, chevelure et diadème stylisés. Étoiles à huit rais. Tête allongée d’Anastas.

Historical background


ANASTASE

(11/04/491-1/07/518)

After the assassination of Zeno, Anastasius married Ariadne who chose him as emperor. His long reign, 27 years, allowed to restore the imperial power. He died without an heir, but is now regarded as the founder of the Byzantine Empire.

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