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bby_411815 - ANASTASIUS Follis

ANASTASIUS Follis XF
175.00 €(Approx. 190.75$ | 145.25£)
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Type : Follis
Date: c. 512-517
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,11 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier bien centré. Beau portrait particulier. Patine marron foncé
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, le buste timbré d’une étoile à huit branches.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Anastasius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Anastase perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : B// CON.
Reverse description : M entre deux étoiles à six branches, surmonté d'une croisette.

Commentary


Série lourde. Au revers deux étoiles à six rais en forme de sceau de Salomon. Étoile dans un ovale sur l’épaule (chrisme ?).

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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