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Anastasius I. 491-518 AD. AV Solidus



ANASTASIUS I. 491-518 AD. AV Solidus

Gold; 4.2 gm. Struck 498 AD. Constantinople mint.

Obv/ D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust Three-Quarters Facing To Right, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy

Rev/ VICTORI-A AVGGG Victory standing left, holding staff with reversed Chi-rho; star in left field. CONOB

Ref/ DOC I 6 var. (different officina); MIB 6; BN 8 var. (same); SB 4.

Con/ Near EF; This gold solidus is of a very rare transitional type showing the figure of Victory on the reverse holding a staff surmounted by a reverse Chi-Rho monogram.