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Type : Solidus
Date: 492-507
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,42 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 8e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré des deux côtés. Superbe buste finement détaillé ainsi qu’un joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadémé et cuirassé d'Anastase de face, tenant de la main droite la lance placée sur l'épaule et de la gauche un bouclier orné d'un cavalier bondissant à droite (N'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Anastasius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Anastase perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORI-A AVGGH/ -|-//CONOB.
Reverse description : Victoire debout à gauche, tenant une longue croix de la main droite ; étoile à huit rais dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des augustes).


Premier type de solidus du règne d’Anastase, frappé avant la réforme monétaire de 498.

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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