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bby_610061 - ANASTASIUS Pentanummium

ANASTASIUS Pentanummium XF
95.00 €(Approx. 111.15$ | 80.75£)
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Type : Pentanummium
Date: c. 517-518
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,08 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait d’Anastase. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
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Obverse legend : D N ANA- ST SAI.
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 description : Grande E.
Reverse legend : G.


C’est l’un des premiers types pour le pentanummium.

Historical background



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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