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31 viewsAnastasius, Constantinople mint, SB 29 DOC 26
Bust pearl diad.,draped and cuirassed. Rev. large
Epsilon with 2 dots, Gamma in field left. Coin #410
cars100
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38 viewsAnastasius I Antioch mint SB 53 Doc 49
Bust r. pearl diad.,draped and cuirassed, DN ANAS
TASIVS PP AVG/ Large Epsilon with N over delta
Over A. Coin #413
cars100
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45 viewsByzantine glass coin weight
Monogram of Anastasius
20mm
5.72g
Bendall.64
wileyc
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1 Anastasius19 viewsAnastasius
512-518 AD
AE Pentanummium of Antioch

O: Bust of Anastasius, r., cross above

R: Large E, AN within, A to right.

Sear 53A, VF, Rare
Sosius
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(0491 ) ANASTASIUS63 views491 - 518 AD
STRUCK 498 - 518 (5th Officina)
AE FOLLIS 32 mm 15.64 g
O: D N ANASTA SIVS P P AVC, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: Large M (mark of value); star to left and right, cross above, below, CON IN EXE.
CONSTANTINOPLE
DOC 23i; MIBE 27; SB 19

laney
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(0491) ANASTASIUS58 views491 - 518 AD
AE FOLLIS 33 mm 17.24 g
O: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG
BUST RIGHT
R: Large M Cross, above, star to each side "A" below, CON in exergue
CONSTANTINOPLE
laney
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(0491) ANASTASIUS I47 views491-518
Ć 40 Nummi – Follis 38 mm, 16.45 g
O: ANASTA SIVS P P AVC, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: Large M ; star to left and right, cross above, below
Constantinople
laney
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(0491) ANASTASIUS I18 views491 - 518 AD
AE Nummus 7 mm; 0.7 g
O: Diademed bust right
R: Monogram of Anastasius I
laney
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(0491) ANASTASIUS I14 views491 - 518 AD
AE Nummus 7 mm; 0.7 g
O: Diademed bust right
R: Monogram of Anastasius I
laney
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001. Anastasius, 491-518. AE 40 Nummi.49 viewsObv. Bust of Anastasius
Rev. Large M, stars on either side, CON below.
Constantinople Mint.
1 commentsLordBest
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01-02 - Anastasio I (11/04/491 - 01/07/518 D.C.) 66 viewsAE Follis Post-Reforma (Módulo pequeńo) 23 x 25 mm 7.7 gr.

Anv: "D.N.ANASTASIVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " M ", con una " +" arriba. "CON" en exergo.

Acuńada 498 - 518 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #14 Pag. 37 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #16 - B.M.C. #41 -Tolstoi M.B. #31 - Ratto M.B. #354 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #11-22 - Hahn M.I.B.#22
mdelvalle
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01-06 - Anastasio I (11/04/491 - 01/07/518 D.C.) 41 viewsAE Follis Post-Reforma (Módulo pequeńo) 23 mm 8.6 gr.

Anv: "D.N.ANASTASIUS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " M ", con " +" arriba, " * " a izquierda, "Medialuna" a derecha y "ε" (Letra de Officina) debajo. "CON" en exergo.

Acuńada 491 - 518 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.5ta.)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #22 Pag. 38 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #23 m - B.M.C. #17 -Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #85 - Hahn M.I.B.29, 30
mdelvalle
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01-10 - Anastasio I (11/04/491 - 01/07/518 D.C.) 29 viewsAE Medio Follis (Módulo grande) 28 mm 8.3 gr.

Anv: "D.N.ANASTASIVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " K ", con " +" a izquierda y "Γ" (Letra de Officina) a derecha.

Acuńada 491 - 518 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.3ra.)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #25 Pag. 39 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #24 - B.M.C. #30-33 - Tolstoi M.B. #38-42 - Ratto M.B. #356/8 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #86/8 - Hahn M.I.B. #33
mdelvalle
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0491-0518 AD - Anastasius I - Half Follis (large module)50 viewsEmperor: Anastasius I (r. 491-518 AD)
Date: c. 498-518 AD
Condition: Mediocre
Denomination: Half Follis (large module)

Obverse: D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG (or similar)
Bust right; diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: no legend
Large "K"; cross to left; "A" to right
Exergue: unknown (unknown mint, first officina)

7.35g; 27.4mm; 210°
Pep
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0491-0518 AD - Anastasius I - Sear 14 - Follis (small module)6 viewsEmperor: Anastasius I (r. 491-518 AD)
Date: ca. 498-507 AD
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Follis (small module)

Obverse: -
Bust right; diademed, draped and cuirassed.

Reverse: Large ""; Above, cross.
Exergue:

Constantinople mint
Sear 14
7.77g; 24.3mm; 195°
Pep
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0491-0518 AD - Anastasius I - Sear 19 - Follis (large module)5 viewsEmperor: Anastasius I (r. 491-518 AD)
Date: 498-518 AD
Condition: aFine
Denomination: Follis (large module)

Obverse: -
Bust right; diademed, draped and cuirassed.

Reverse: Large ""; Above, cross; To left and right, star; Beneath, .
Exergue:

Constantinople mint, fourth officina
Sear 19
16.27g; 33.3mm; 195°
Pep
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12 - Personalities of the Empire49 viewsFlavius Victor, Arcadius, Eudoxia, Honorius, Gala Placidia, Johannes, Theodosius II, Aelia Pulcheria, Valentinianus III, Marcian, Leon I, Severus III, Zenon I and Anastasius I (pre-reform)mdelvalle
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160 Anastasius. AV tremisses 1.4gm24 viewsobv: DN ANASTA_SIVS PP AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: VICTORI_A AVGVSTORVM Victory walking right head l. holding globus cruciger and wreath, star in r. field
ex: CONOB
hill132
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491-518 AD, Anastasius I18 viewsAe; 2.03g; 13mm

DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG
pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Large Epsilon, pellets within, A in right field

SB29; Doc 26
Robin Ayers
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491-518 AD, Anastasius I16 viewsAe; 22mm; 7.55g

DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG
pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, A below.
CON in exergue

(countermarked in left field at top of star, circle with star?)

SB16; Doc 20a
Robin Ayers
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491-518 AD, Anastasius I17 viewsAe; 12mm; 2.03g
DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG
pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Large Epsilon, B in right field

SB29; Doc 26
Robin Ayers
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498-518 Anastasius - follis from Constantinople72 viewsGinolerhino
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AE Follis Anastasius I SB 4754 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad, dr. and cuir, bust r., cross above.
Reverse: Large M between crosses, Officina letter "gamma" below. Mintmark ANTX
Date: 491-518 CE
Mint: Antioch
SB 47 DO 45
31mm, 17.18g
wileyc
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AE follis small module Anastasius I SB 1446 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad, draped and cuir. Bust facing rt.
Reverse: Large M cross above, CON in ex
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 491-518 CE
SB 14 DO 16
(DH)
25mm, 7.22g
wileyc
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AE half follis Anastasius I SB 2458 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr and cuir bust r.
Reverse: LArge K; to L., long cross stars above and below Officina letter E to r.
Mint: Constantinople
Date;491-517 CE
Sear 24 DO 21
22mm7.79 gm
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AE half Follis Anastasius SB 2352 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: LArge K, to L., cross.
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 23 DO 18
23mm 6.09gm
1 commentswileyc
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1935 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "blundered gamma" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
30mm 16.09 gm
wileyc
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1937 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "delta" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
32mm, 17.02g
wileyc
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1928 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "delta" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
35mm, 16.75g
wileyc
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1927 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "B" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
36mm, 15.55g
wileyc
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1920 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "B" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
35mm, 16.77g
wileyc
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 2037 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a star on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars pellet above each star, cross above, Officina letter below "A" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 20 DO 23c
35mm 18.48 gm
wileyc
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 2227 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.,
Reverse: Large M between star on left, crescent on rt, cross above, Officina letter below "E" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 22 DO 23m
32mm, 15.55g
wileyc
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AE Nummus 11 viewsObv: diad bust
Rev: Monogram of Anastasius
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 491-518 AD
10mm
.78g
sb 13
wileyc
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AE Pentanummium large module Anastasius SB 2924 viewsObverse: DNASTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: Large E, two pellets, officina letter "B" to r
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 29 DO 26
18mm 2.32 gm
wileyc
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AE small module follis Anastasius I SB 1645 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad, draped and cuir. Bust facing rt.
Reverse: Large M, star to r and l. CON in exergue
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 491-518 CE
SB 16
25mm, 8.21g
wileyc
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AE small module follis Anastasius SB 2323 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large M, cross above
Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 14 DO 16
21mm 7.60
wileyc
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Anastasius51 viewsAE Follis, Anastasius, ca. AD 500, Obv: Star on shoulder, DV ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Rev: M with stars on each side, cross above, Delta officina, CON in ex., VF. SB 19 var.Molinari
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Anastasius16 viewsAE Follis, Anastasius, ca. AD 500, Obv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Rev: M with stars on each side, cross above, Epsilon officina, CON in ex., aVF. SB 19 var.Molinari
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Anastasius90 viewstremissisantvwala
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Anastasius34 viewsAnastasius Nummus
9 mm 0.56 gm
O: D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: Monogram within wreath
Koffy
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Anastasius31 viewsAE Follis, Anastasius, ca. AD 500, Obv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Rev: M with stars on each side, cross above, Alpha officina, CON in ex., VF. SB 19 var.Molinari
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Anastasius15 viewsAE Follis, Anastasius, ca. AD 500, Obv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Rev: M with stars on each side, cross above, Gamma officina, CON in ex., aVF. SB 19 var.Molinari
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Anastasius (491-518)41 viewsAnastasius AE Follis. Constantinople mint.
Obv: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:Large M, cross above, CON in ex.
Sear 14
blot-sven
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Anastasius (491-518)27 viewsĆ Follis, "Small Module"
O: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
R:Large M, cross above, CON in ex.
Constantinople Mint
25mm
12.65g
Sear 14 DO 16
Mat
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ANASTASIUS (491-518). Follis. Constantinople.12 viewsObv: D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Large M flanked by two stars; above, cross; below, officina; in excerpt CON.
Sear 19.
Weight: 14.63 g.
Diameter: 33 mm.
Canaan
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Anastasius (before 498) - AE4 (nummus) 7mm80 viewsNo legend visible, diademed and draped bust right
Monogram of Anastasius

diameter : 7 mm. This is what I call small change.
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Anastasius (SB 13)101 viewsAnastasius (c. 430-518), Byzantine Emperor (491-518). Ć (8 mm, 0.60 g), Constantinople. Obverse: bust right, no legend. Reverse: monogram of Anastasius. DOC I 15; MIB I 40; SB 13.jbc
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Anastasius - AE4 (nummus)17 viewsConstantinople
491-498 AD
draped, diademed bust right
? (illegible letters)
Monogram of Anastasius
BMC 32:128, Wroth 26
1,06 g 10-8 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Anastasius - Constantinople28 viewsAnastasius, Byzantine emperor (491-518), Au tremissis (16 mm, 1.47 g), Constantinople mint. Obverse: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, draped and cuirassed bust with pearl diadem. Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, CONOB, Victory with wreath and globus cruciger, star in right field. Ref. S 8.

Ex MPO Auction 38, lot 410, 2013
Jan (jbc)
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Anastasius AE Small Module Follis28 viewsAnastasius (Augustus)
AE Follis (Sm. Module) 8.16g / 25mm / -
D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG - Diademed & draped bust right
- Large M, cross above, star to either side, officina letter below, CON in ex.
Mint: Constantinople (pre 512 AD)
References: Sear 16
Scotvs Capitis
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Anastasius AU Tremissis100 viewsANASTASIUS I. 491-518 AD. AV Tremissis. DN ANASTASIUS PP AVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / : VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM; Victory walking right, head left, holding globus cruciger and wreath; */CONOB.

DOC I 10a; MIB 12; SB 8.

2 commentsTanit
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Anastasius Æ Nummus29 viewsAnastasius Ć Nummus. Constantinople mint. Sear Byzantine Coins and their Values # sb0013
Diademed bust right / Monogram of Anastasius within linear circle. DOC I 15. 0.68gram Coin #452
cars100
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Anastasius follis62 viewsLarge module follis, 512-517, 3rd officina, Constantinople, 33mm, 18.1g, beautiful reddish sand patina.vercingetorix
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Anastasius follis59 viewsLarge module follis, 512-517, Constantinople, 1st officina, 34mm, 16.9g.vercingetorix
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Anastasius follis47 viewsByzantine coinagetibsi67
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Anastasius follis of Constantinople 7 views Obv. DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev. Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter below,
Skyler
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ANASTASIUS Follis SB 19, Large M26 viewsOBV: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter below, mintmark CON
17.2g, 30mm

Minted at Constantinople, 512-17 AD
Legatus
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Anastasius follis_248 viewsLarge module follis, 512-517, Constantinople, 3rd officina, 36mm, 18,1g.vercingetorix
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Anastasius follis_356 viewsSmall module follis, 498-507, Constantinople, 26mm, 7.9g., green and sand patinavercingetorix
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ANASTASIUS I13 viewsANASTASIUS. 491-518. Constantinople mint.
Diademed bust right /
Monogram of Anastasius within linear circle. MIB 40; DOC I 15. SB 13.
ecoli
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Anastasius I21 viewsAE Folles
Constantinple mint, 491-519 A.D.
35mm, 18.47g
BCV-19

Obverse:
D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG
Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
+
* Large M *
B
CON
rubadub
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Anastasius I29 viewsObv: Head of Anastasius facing right
Rev: Anastasius Monogram
Minted: Constantinople or Nicomedia, 491-518AD
Size: 8mm, 0.56g
Notes: Although a tiny and not so good example, this coin will always have a place in my collection, as it is my first coin and one I cleaned from a cull batch. This was cleaned while at sea on patrol for the Vancouver Olympics.
ickster
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Anastasius I6 viewsHalf follis
491-518
Constantinople
SB 24, DOC 21
ecoli
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Anastasius I12 views AE36 Follis

491-518 CE

Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG
Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter Gamma below.

Mintmark: CON
Pericles J2
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Anastasius I (SB 19, Coin #648)18 viewsSB 19 (C), AE Follis, Constantinople, 512 - 517 AD.
OBV: D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: (B/CON); Large M, Cross above, stars flanking.
SIZE: 32.2mm 16.56g
MaynardGee
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Anastasius I AD491-AD51823 viewsDie axis 180 degrees
Sear 19
Constantinople mint
Paul D3
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Anastasius I AE follis Constantinople Sear 1933 viewsTask_Force
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Anastasius I AE follis Constantinople Sear 1916 viewsTask_Force
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Anastasius I AE follis Constantrinople Sear 1922 viewsTask_Force
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Anastasius I AV tremissis Constantinople Sear 821 viewsTask_Force
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Anastasius I Æ Follis. Struck after 512 AD, Constantinople mint.40 viewsAnastasius I Ć Follis. Struck after 512 AD, Constantin-
ople mint. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG, diademed
& draped bust right / large M, cross above, star to
either side, officina letter below, CON in ex.
DOC I 23. Coin #400
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Anastasius I Gold Semissis135 viewsSBCV 6, DOC I 8 Constantinople
2.09 g, 18.1 mm
D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory seated right on shield and cuirass, inscribing XXXX on shield set on knee, star left, inverted P right
CONOB in exergue
Ex: FORVM
Scarce
5 commentsMark Z2
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Anastasius I, AE Half-follis SB 2533 viewsObverse: D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large K, long cross to left, officina letter to right(E), no mintmark.
Mint: Constantinople
SB 25, DOC 24
26mm, 7.97g
wileyc
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Anastasius I, AE Half-follis SB 2516 viewsObverse: D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large K, long cross to left, officina letter to right (E), no mintmark.
Mint: Constantinople
SB 25, DOC 24
25mm, 7.59g
wileyc
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Anastasius I, Follis 491-518 A.D. 12 viewsConstantinople mint, 1st officina

Obverse: D N ANASTA SIVS PP AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large M; cross above, stars flanking, CON below. punch mark under M
Dk0311USMC
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Anastasius I, sb002316 viewsAnastasius I Half Follis, 491-518 A.D. AE, 26mm 7.02g, Sear Byzantine Coins and their Values # sb0023
O: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG, Bust right
R: K between long cross and E.

casata137ec
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Anastasius I, SBCV 1315 viewsDN ANASTASIUS PF AVG
Diademed draped bust right
Monogram of Anastasius in wreath
Constantinople
AE-4, 10mm, 0.74g
novacystis
Anastasiud_Sear_15.jpg
Anastasius I, SBCV 1512 viewsDN ANASTASIUS PP AVG
Diademed, draped bust right
Large M, Cross above, star left and right
CON in ex.
Constantinople
AE follis - small module, 23.5mm, 5.34g
novacystis
Anastasius_Sear_16.jpg
Anastasius I, SBCV 1610 viewsDN ANASTASIUS PP AVG
Diademed, draped bust right
Large M, Cross above, star left, Γ below
CON in ex.
Constantinople
AE follis - small module, 24mm, 6.30g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV 1616 viewsDN ANASTASIUS PP AVG
Diademed, draped bust right
Large M, Cross above, star left, Δ below
CON in ex.
Constantinople
AE follis - small module, 23.5mm, 8.82g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV 1717 viewsDN ANASTASIUS PP AVG
Diademed, draped bust right
Large M, Cross above, star left, E below
CON in ex.
Constantinople
AE follis - small module, 24mm, 9.24g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV 1712 viewsDN ANASTASIUS PP AVG
Diademed, draped bust right
Large M, Cross above, star left, Chi-Rho countermark below
CON in ex.
Constantinople
AE follis - small module, 24mm, 7.61g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV 18A17 views[DNANASTA]SIVSPPAVG
Diademed draped bust right
Large M, star left, crescent facing out right, Cross above, E below
CON in ex.
AE follis, small module
Constantinople mint, 24mm, 8.71g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV 1919 viewsDN ANASTASIUS PP AVG
Laureate, draped bust right
Large M, Cross above, stars with six rays to sides, Γ below
CON in ex.
Constantinople
AE follis - large module, 33mm, 15.99g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV 1920 viewsDN ANASTASIUS PP AVG
Laureate, draped bust right
Large M, Cross above, stars with eight rays to sides, E below
CON in ex.
Constantinople
AE follis - large module, 32mm, 16.65g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV 2511 viewsDN ANASTASIVS PF AVG
Diademed, draped bust right
Large K, long Cross left, Γ right
Constantinople
AE half follis, 27mm, 10.60g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV 2910 viewsDN ANA[STASIVS PP AVG]
Diademed, draped bust right
Large E with pellets above and below center bar, Γ right
Constantinople
AE 5 nummi, 12mm, 1.32g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV 4112 views[DN ANASTASIVS PF AVG]
Diademed, draped bust right
Large K, long Cross left with NI to sides, star right
Nicomedia
AE half follis - small module, 20mm, 2.78g
novacystis
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Anastasius I, SBCV2313 viewsDN ANASTASIVS PF AVG
Diademed, draped bust right
Large K, long Cross left
Constantinople
AE half follis - small module, 20mm, 4.59g
novacystis
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Anastasius I. 491-518. AV Semissis (18mm, 2.19 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck circa 492-507. 20 viewsJoe Geranio Collection-Anastasius I. 491-518. AV Semissis (18mm, 2.19 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck circa 492-507. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory seated right, inscribing shield set on knee; star to left, staurogram to right; CONOB. DOC 8; MIBE 9; SB 6. Joe Geranio
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Anastasius I. AE Follis. 491-518 AD, Constantinople19 viewsByzantine Empire, Anastasius I AE Follis, (491-518 AD), Constantinople, 16g, 34.10mm

Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG. Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, A below. Mintmark CON.

Reference: SB 19
Gil-galad
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Anastasius I. Ć Follis 40 Nummi. 512-517. 5 viewsConstantinople mint,(15,7 g ; 37 mm.) Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. / Large M; cross above, stars flanking, B/CON. MIBE 27; DOC 23d; Sear 19.Russel K
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Anastasius I; AE half follis13 viewsObverse: D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large K, long cross to left, officina letter to right(E), no mintmark.
Mint: Constantinople
SB 25, DOC 24
25mm, 8.91g ex CNG 11/18
lot 618
Auction 432
wileyc
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Anastasius solidus20 viewsAnastasius ( 491-518 ) , AV Solidus , 491-498 , Constantinople. Off . H. Right : B. three-quarters face , holding a spear and shield. Reverse: VICTORI -A AVCCCH / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long cross. On the right, a star. Sear, 3; O.D. 3g ; M.I.B. 4 4,37gChance Vandal
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Anastasius tremissis22 viewsAnastasius (491-518 ) , AV tremissis , Constantinople. Right : B. diad draped battleship right. . Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory walking right, head left , holding wreath and globus cruciger . On the right, a star. Sear, 8; O.D. 10a; M.I.B. 12 1,46gChance Vandal
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Anastasius Tremissis. 107 viewsAnastasius AV Tremissis. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG, diademed draped bust right / VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing right, head turned left, holding wreath and globus cruciger, star in field right, CONOB in ex.

Sear 4410
Tanit
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ANASTASIUS, 11 APRIL 491 - 1 JULY 518 CE52 viewsBRONZE FOLLIS 38 MM DIA., 19 GM.
OBVERSE - DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG, DIADEMED, DRAPED AND CUIRASSED BUST RIGHT;
REVERSE - LARGE M, CROSS ABOVE, STAR LEFT AND RIGHT, E BELOW
CON IN EX
sold 4-2018
NORMAN K
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Anastasius, Half follis21 viewsAnastasius I, 491-518 A.D. 8.5g, 28mm. Obv: D. N. ANASTASIVS PP. AVG, Anastatius r. Rev: K; large cross to the left, officina E. Sear 25.Podiceps
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Anastasius, SB 1312 viewsAnastasius, AD 491-518
AE 5, 10mm
Constantinopel, AD 491-498, pre-reform
obv. DN A - NAS
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. Monogram in circle (rudimentary wreath)
ref. SB 13; MIB 40; DOC I, 15
about VF, sandy patina
Jochen
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Anastasius, SBCV 1315 viewsDN ANASTASIVS PF AVG
AE4, 9mm, 1.11g
Diademed bust right
Monogram of Anastasius
Constantinople mint
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Anastasius. 491-518 AD. AE Nummus 8 viewsObv: . DN A-NAS, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Monogram of Anastasius within linear circle.
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Anastasius.Byzantine Emperor 491-518 AD. AE13mm9 viewsAnastasius.Byzantine Emperor 491-518 AD.

Obv. Bust right.
Rev. monogram of Anastasius.
Lee S
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B 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,102 viewsB 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,
avers: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Monogram of Anastasius within wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,0-8,0 mm, weight: 0,57 g, axis: 2h,
mint:Constantinople, date: A.D., ref: Sear-13, p-37,
Q-001
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B 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0016var., AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Constantinopolis, Large M with two stars, Δ//CON, #1,118 viewsB 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0016var., AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Constantinopolis, Large M with two stars, Δ//CON, #1,
avers: D N ANASTASIVS P P AV(G), Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, Δ below. Mintmark CON, all in wreath (!).
exe: Δ//CON, diameter: 24-25mm, weight: 9,15g, axis:7h,
mint:Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 16 var., p-37, DOC 20a,
Q-001
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B 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0029, AE-Pentanummium, Constantinopolis, Large Є with two pellets, -/Γ//--, #1,65 viewsB 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0029, AE-Pentanummium, Constantinopolis, Large Є with two pellets, -/Γ//--, #1,
avers: D N ANASTASIVS P(P AVG), Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large Є, sometimes with two dots within the letter; officina letter (Γ) to right, no mintmark.
exergue: -/Γ//--, diameter: 12mm, weight: 1,80g, axis:6h,
mint:Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 29, p-40, DOC 26,
Q-001
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B 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0029, AE-Pentanummium, Constantinopolis, Large Є with two pellets, -/Δ//--, #1,94 viewsB 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0029, AE-Pentanummium, Constantinopolis, Large Є with two pellets, -/Δ//--, #1,
avers: D N ANASTASIVS P(P AVG), Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large Є, sometimes with two dots within the letter; officina letter (Δ) to right, no mintmark.
exergue: -/Δ//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 3,33g, axis:1h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 29, p-40, DOC 26,
Q-001
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B 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0029, AE-Pentanummium, Constantinopolis, Large Є with two pellets, -/B//--, #1,78 viewsB 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0029, AE-Pentanummium, Constantinopolis, Large Є with two pellets, -/B//--, #1,
avers: D N ANASTASIVS P(P AVG), Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large Є, sometimes with two dots within the letter; officina letter (B) to right, no mintmark.
exergue: -/B//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 2,46g, axis:1h,
mint:Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 29, p-40, DOC 26,
Q-001
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BCC B2210 viewsByzantine Period
Anastasius 491-518CE
Obv: Diademed bust right,
traces of inscription.
Rev: Monogram of Anastasius
within wreath or circle.
AE 10mm 0.87gm. Axis:0
Struck 491-498CE
Surface find, Caesarea M. 1974.
Possible ref: SB 13, DOC 15
Mint of Constantinople?
v-drome
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BCC B266 viewsByzantine Period
Baduila, Ostrogoths 541-552CE
In the name of Anastasius
Obv:[DN ANA STA] Diad, draped
bust right, traces of inscription.
Rev:DN REX star above,
within wreath.
AE 10mm 1.0gm. Axis:0
BMC Vandals p.90-28 Ticinum
Surface find, Caesarea M. 1975.
v-drome
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BCC B636 viewsByzantine AE follis
Anastasius 491-518 C.E.
Constantinople Mint ca. 512-517
Obv: D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: large M, cross above, six-pointed stars flanking.
Below: B, in ex. [C]ON
32x33 mm 16.82 gm. axis:180
SBCV 19
v-drome
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Byzantine AE Pentanummium of Anastasius I (491 - 518 CE)20 viewsByzantine AE Pentanummium of Anastasius I (491 - 518 CE)

AE, 2 gr., 13mm

As best I can figure out...
Obverse: D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large E containing two pellets; to r., officina letter "B".

Reference: Sear Byzantine 29, DOC 26b, BMC 55-56, MIB 39, BNP 95-97, R. 368
Daniel F
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - ANASTASIUS I58 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - ANASTASIUS I (AD 491-518). Large AE Follis. Obv.: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, curiassed bust right. Rev.: Large M; dot over star over dot in left field; cross above; dot over star over dot right field; Epsilon below; CON in exurge. Constantinople mint. Reference: SB 21, MIB 28b.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Anastasius I44 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Anastasius I (491-518 AD). Small module Follis, FIRST POST REFORM ISSUE. AE Follis M = 40 nummi. This is the initial type with small module 24 mm and not dated. Obv: D N ANASTSIVS P P AVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed Rev: M - upper field cross. Exe: C[ON] Constantinople mint: AD 498-518 = D. Sear. Byzantine coins and their values., p. 37, 14, 8.79 g. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Anastasius I97 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Anastasius I (AD 491-518) AE Follis (M = 40 Nummi) Obv: D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed Rev: M - upper field 'cross', left field 'star', right field 'star', and inside it “Epsilon” for 5th Officina issuing. Exe: CON Constantinople mint: Sear Byzantine coins and their values, 19, 17.72 g. 1 commentsdpaul7
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Byzantine Empire, Anastasius I, AE Follis.16 viewsConstantinople 512-517 A.D. 8.97g - 23.2mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG - Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter Δ below. Mintmark CON.

DOC I 23; MIB I 27; SB 19.
Christian Scarlioli
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Byzantine Empire, Anastasius I, AE Nummus.16 viewsConstantinople 491-518 A.D. 0.71g - 9.5mm, Axis 4h.

Obv: Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust righ.t

Rev: Monogram of Anastasius within linear circle (rudimentary wreath).

Sear 13; MIB 40; DOC I 15.
Christian Scarlioli
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) AV Tremissis, Constantinople (Sear 8; DOC 10; MIBE 12)17 viewsObv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM; Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and cross on globe, star to right; CONOB in exergue

From the Iconodule Collection
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 26; DOC 19c; MIBE 34a)13 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: CON-CORD; Large I between pellets
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 14; DOC 16; MIBE 22)35 viewsObv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23; MIB 23)14 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, officina letter beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23; MIB 23)15 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, officina letter beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23i; MIBE 27)27 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, Δ beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23i; MIBE 27)15 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, Δ beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear 21; DOC 231; MIBE 28b)14 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars with pellets above and below; cross above, Є beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear 23; DOC 18; MIBE 31)20 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large K; cross to left
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 53; DOC 49b; MIBE 62)16 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I right
Rev: Large Є with pellet above and below central bar; ABN to the right
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear-53; DOC 49a; MIBE 62)24 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I right
Rev: Large Є with pellet above and below central bar; AAN to the right
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 29; DOC 26c; MIBE 39)13 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVC or similar; Bust facing right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є with pellet above and below central bar; to right Γ
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 29; DOC 26c; MIBE 39)12 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVC or similar; Bust facing right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є with pellet above and below central bar; to right Γ
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Ć Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 45; DOC 44; MIB 54)17 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVG or similar; Bust facing right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to right N
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Byzantine, Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,211 viewsB 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,
avers:- Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram of Anastasius within wreath.
exe: , diameter: 7-8 mm, weight: 0,57 g, axis: 2h,
mint:Constantinople, date: A.D., ref: Sear-13, p-37,
Q-001
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BYZANTINE, Anastasius I 491-518 AC.84 viewsAE Follis of Anastasius I 491-518 AC.
Obv: ANASTASIVS PP AVG - Anastasius right
Rev: M in center, Cross above, star to either side of M.
Minted in Constantinople between 512-518AC.
Weight: 15.6gr; Diameter: 35mm
Ref: Sear 16 - Berk 5
Jorge C
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BYZANTINE, Anastasius, Follis24 viewsFranz-Josef M
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BYZANTINE, Anastasius, Half-follis, Nikomedia41 viewscopper, 3,9gr, 19-20mm, rare,

MIB 47, DO 31, BMC 63, BN 3-7, Sear 38
Franz-Josef M
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EB0948 Anastasius I / Large M5 viewsAnastasius I 491-518, AE Follis of Constantinople, 512-517 AD.
Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter A below, mintmark CON.
References: SB 19; DOC I 23i; MIB I 27.
Diameter: 35mm, Weight: 17.58g.
EB
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EB0949 Anastasius I / Large M7 viewsAnastasius I 491-518, AE Follis of Constantinople, 512-517 AD.
Obverse: [DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG], pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter E below, mintmark CON.
References: SB 19; DOC I 23i; MIB I 27.
Diameter: 34.5mm, Weight: 16.384g.
EB
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EB0950 Anastasius I / Large M4 viewsAnastasius I, 491-518, AE Reduced Follis, Constantinople circa 498-507 AD.
Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LARGE M, Cross above, CON below
References: SB 14; DOC I 16; Metcalf, Origins, 208; MIB I 22.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 7.784g.
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EB0951 Anastasius I / Large M4 viewsAnastasius I, 491-518, AE Reduced Follis, Constantinople circa 498-507 AD.
Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, B? below; Mintmark CON.
References: SB 16, DOC 20a.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 8.235g.
EB
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EB0978 Heraclius / Large M7 viewsHeraclius, AE Follis. Sicilian mint.
Obverse: Struck on Constantinople folles of Anastasius, Justin I and Justinian I, countermarked by the bust of Heraclius, crowned, draped and cuirassed facing within circular stamp, PTh monogram at top right.
Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, crescent to right; mintmark large SCL in circular stamp below.
References: SB 882, DOC 241.
Diameter: 35mm, Weight: 12.524g.
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Gepids/Ostrogoths - Sirmium - quarter siliqua115 viewsGepids independently or under Ostrogothic rule in the name of Anastasius, 1/4-siliqua (16 mm, 0.81 g), minted in Sirmium 491-518 AD. Obverse: diademed head right, DN ANST-SIVS PP C . Reverse: VICTORIA (AVGGG) around SRM in open frame, (CO)NO in exergue. Apparently missing in major references. Two similar coins sold in auctions: NAC 33 (2006) lot 693 and Rauch 81 (2007) lot 816.

2 commentsJan (jbc)
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Gepids/Ostrogoths - Sirmium - quarter siliqua88 viewsGepids under Ostrogothic rule in the name of Anastasius, 1/4-siliqua (13 mm, 0.93 g), minted in Sirmium 491-518 AD. Obverse: diademed and cuirassed bust right, DN ANASTASIVS PP AVC. Reverse: INVIT-A ROMA, MD in exergue copying coins from Mediolanum, monogram of Theoderic the great. Ref. MIB 46.

Ex Rauch Auction 92, lot 1503, 2013
Jan (jbc)
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Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.45 viewsBronze follis, (SBCV 217), weight 13.8g, max. diameter 30.85 mm, 3rd officina, Antioch (Theoupolis) mint, 527 - 538 A.D. Obv. D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse large M between two stars, cross above, Γ beneath ( for 3rd officinia), Θ Υ Π O Δ Σ in ex. Olive green patina.

Background Info. courtesy Forvm Ancient Coins;

Joint rule with Justin I (his uncle), 4 April - 1 August 527 A.D.
Justinian I served his uncle, Emperor Justin I, throughout his reign formulating most imperial policy. Recognizing his brilliance, he was rapidly promoted and in the final months of Justin's reign he was made co-emperor. Justinian's sole rule began on 1 August 527 and lasted almost four decades during which he re-conquered much of the empire lost during the preceding century, including North Africa, Italy, and parts of Spain. He is well known for his codification of the legal system. His grand scale building program included St Sophia, which still stands as the centerpiece of modern Istanbul. Unfortunately his ambitious efforts strained the empire's resources and depleted the treasure built by Anastasius. Most of the territory he gained was lost shortly after his death.

In 538, the Persians led by Khosrau I sacked the city of Antioch.

Steve E
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M17 viewsAnastasius, M, Con, E. Alexios
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Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius or Justin" type, Alain Gennari No: 038bvar., Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 10.), Extremely Rare! 161 viewsOstrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius or Justin" type, Alain Gennari No: 038bvar., Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 10.), Extremely Rare!
avers: D II IHVIIƧTAIIWS P P Λ, Diademed and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: ✠ TIVINH * dΩVIIΛ, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram (Alain Gennari type 10.).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 0,71g, axis: 4h,
mint: Sirmium group, date: 491-526 A.D., ref: Alain Gennari, 038bvar. (avers type: 144, reverse type: 181, monogram type 10), Extremely Rare!
Q-001
This coin attributed by the Alain Gennari article:
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Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 068, *ɅINVIMɅ ROMɅИI, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 24.), 140 viewsAs a "chocolate paper" copy of the original coin !!!
Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 068, *ɅINVIMɅ ROMɅИI, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 24.),
avers: D N ANAƧTAƧIVƧ P P AV (all S are invers), (In the name of Anastasius ), Pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: *ɅINVIMɅ ROMɅИI, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram (Alain Gennari type 24.).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 0,47g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sirmium ,date: 493-526 A.D., ref: Alain Gennari No: 068, (avers type: 134, reverse type: 162, monogram type 24)
Q-001
This coin attributed by the Alain Gennari article:
"The "Sirmium group": about the so-called Gepids siliquae
With a specific catalogue -2ⁿᵈ edition, Parma Oktober 2017"
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I used on this thread :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=110289.msg673332#msg673332
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Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 068, *ɅINVIMɅ-ROMɅИI, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 24.), Extremely Rare!141 viewsOstrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 068, *ɅINVIMɅ ROMɅИI, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 24.), Extremely Rare!
avers: D N ANAƧTAƧIVƧ P P AV (all S are invers), (In the name of Anastasius ), Pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: *ɅINVIMɅ ROMɅИI, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram (Alain Gennari type 24.). Extremely Rare!
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 0,47g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sirmium ,date: 493-526 A.D., ref: Alain Gennari No: 068, (avers type: 134, reverse type: 162, monogram type 24)
Q-001
This coin attributed by the Alain Gennari article:
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Ostrogoth-or-Gepid-Dark-Age_Ar-quarter-Siliqua_DN-ANASTASIVS-P-A_VIN-VITA-ROMANl-Monogram_-_Q-001_5h_15-16mm_0,83g-s.jpg
Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 090, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 18), Rare!180 viewsOstrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 090, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 18), Rare!
avers: D N ANASTASIVS P AV, Diademed and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VIN VITA ✠ A ROMANI *, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram (Alain Gennari type 18).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 0,78g, axis: 1h,
mint: Sirmium ,date: 493-526 A.D., ref: Alain Gennari 090, (avers type: 47, reverse type :64, monogram type: 18), Rare!
Q-001
This coin attributed by the Alain Gennari article:
"The "Sirmium group": about the so-called Gepids siliquae
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Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 106, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 10.), Very Rare!135 viewsOstrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 106, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 10.), Very Rare!
avers: D Ͷ ΛͶΛSTASIVS P ΛV, Diademed and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: ΛINVICTΛ ✠ ΛRVMΛNI *, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram (Alain Gennari type 10.). Very Rare!
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0-16,5mm, weight: 0,67g, axis: 5h,
mint: Sirmium group, date: 491-526 A.D., ref: Alain Gennari, 106. (avers type: 59, reverse type: 78, monogram type 10)
Q-001
This coin attributed by the Alain Gennari article:
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Ostrogoths: Theoderic (493-518) AR Half-siliqua, i.n.o Anastasius I, Ravenna (Metlich-43a; MIBE-V77; MEC-117)19 viewsObv: D N ANASTASIVS P P AVC, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Star within wreath

Size: 12mm
Wgt: 1.27g
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Ostrogoths: Theoderic (493-518) AR Quarter-Siliqua, i.n.o Anastasius I, Ravenna (MEC-120; Metlich-44a)9 viewsObv: D N ANASTASIVS P P AVC, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right
Rev: INVICTA ROMA, monogram

Size: 11mm
Wgt: 0.79g

SpongeBob
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Roman Empire, Anastasius (491 - 518 A.D), Tremissis, Constantinople mint. 91 viewsAnastasius. 491 – 518 A.D. Constantinople mint. Gold tremissis, 1.454g, 14.6mm, 180o, light graffiti, EF. Obv: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG. Rev: Victory advancing right, head left, wreath in right, globus cruciger in left, star right, VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM. CONOB in ex. Ref: SBCV 8, DOC I 10, BMC 10 – 15. 1 commentsBard Gram O
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Anastasius, 491-518 Constantinople226 viewsObv: Bust right, ...AN...
Rev: Monogram
Sear 13
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Anastasius, AV Solidus, 491-51836 viewsAnastasius ( 491-518 ) , AV Solidus , 491-498 , Constantinople. Off . H. Right : B. three-quarters face , holding a spear and shield. Reverse: VICTORI -A AVCCCH / CONOB Victory standing left, holding a long cross. On the right, a star.
Ref .: Sear, 3; O.D. 3g ; M.I.B. 4 4,37g
chance v
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Anastasius, AV Tremissis, A.D.491-51835 viewsAnastasius I ( 491-518 ) , AV tremissis , Constantinople. Right : B. diad draped battleship right. . Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory walking right, head left , holding wreath and globus cruciger . On the right, a star.
Ref .: Sear, 8; O.D. 10a; M.I.B. 12 1,46g
chance v
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Sear 001357 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Nummus, weight 0.5g, diameter 8.5mm. Mint of Constantinople. Tiny and somewhat scarce, an example of what was in circulation before Anastasius reformed the coinage in 498 CE. Abu Galyon
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Sear 001453 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 10.15g, diameter 25mm. Mint of Constantinople.

Punch-mark on reverse: circular ring = Metcalf’s “Type b”. According to Metcalf, approximately 20% of the Anastasian small folles carry punch-marks; the annulus is one of the most usual designs.

Note also the slightly blundered obverse inscription, with N engraved in place of V as the penultimate letter.
Abu Galyon
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Sear 001442 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 8.22g, diameter 25mm. Mint of Constantinople.

This specimen has two punch-marks on reverse: an eight-ray star (= Metcalf “Type i”) and - less obviously, near the rim at around 4 o’clock - an annulus (= Metcalf “Type b").
Abu Galyon
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Sear 001427 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 7.90g, diameter 25mm. Mint of Constantinople.Abu Galyon
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Sear 001645 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 8.06g, diameter 24mm. Mint of Constantinople, first officina.Abu Galyon
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Sear 001633 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 7.51g, diameter 23mm. Mint of Constantinople, first officina. The coin is quite worn, but still quite interesting, because there are visible traces of three punch-marks on the reverse: a star shape composed of eight spokes (Metcalf’s “Type i”), another star shape with more wedge-like rays (“Type h”), and a small annulus (“Type c”). Abu Galyon
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Sear 001749 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 8.39g, diameter 24mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina.Abu Galyon
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Sear 001742 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 10.72g, diameter 24mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina. Punch-mark on reverse: thick semi-circle, Metcalf “Type a”. Abu Galyon
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Sear 001728 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 7.76g, diameter 26mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina.Abu Galyon
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Sear 001821 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (small module), weight 8.87g, diameter 25mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina.Abu Galyon
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Sear 001959 viewsAnastasius I (491 - 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 15.5g, diameter 31mm. Mint of Constantinople, probably after 512 CE.Abu Galyon
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Sear 001956 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 14.6g., diameter 33mm. Mint of Constantinople, officina ε. The eight-point stars are characteristic of the fifth officina. Abu Galyon
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Sear 001923 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 16.58g., diameter 34mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina. Abu Galyon
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Sear 001925 viewsAnastasius I (491 - 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 16.62g, diameter 35mm. Mint of Constantinople, second officina. Sometimes (quite visibly on this example) there is a star on the shoulder of the emperor’s cloak. Abu Galyon
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Sear 002112 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 14.98g., diameter 34mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina.Abu Galyon
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Sear 002118 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 16.89g., diameter 34mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina. Hahn accounts for the relative scarcity of this type by suggesting that the extra control marks (dots above and below the stars) were added at the start of the new lustrum in September 517. Consequently, this issue would only have been produced during the 10-month period before Anastasius’s death in July 518.Abu Galyon
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Sear 002112 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Follis (large module), weight 12.97g., diameter 33mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina. Abu Galyon
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Sear 002315 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Half-follis (small module), weight 5.82g, diameter 22mm. Mint of Constantinople.

An example of a small module half-follis with two punch-marks on the reverse below the central K: most likely a circular ring (Metcalf’s type b) with a cross (Metcalf’s type j) overpunched on top of it. Punch-marks are found less frequently on half-folles than on folles, so specimens such as this one are quite unusual.
Abu Galyon
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Sear 002446 viewsAnastasius I (491 - 518 CE) Small module half-Follis, weight 5.65g, diameter 20mm. Constantinople, officina 4 (delta). Abu Galyon
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Sear 002430 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Half-follis (small module), weight 4.20g, diameter 15mm. Mint of Constantinople, first officina.

Another example of a small module half-follis with multiple punch-marks on the reverse: two circular rings [Metcalf’s types b or c] and one semi-circular arc [Metcalf’s type a].
Abu Galyon
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Sear 002520 viewsAnastasius I (491 - 518 CE) Half-Follis (large module), weight 7.77g, diameter 27mm. Constantinople, second officina .Abu Galyon
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Sear 002516 viewsAnastasius I (491 - 518 CE) Half-Follis (large module), weight 7.87g, diameter 26mm. Constantinople, fifth officina.Abu Galyon
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Sear 002610 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Decanummium, weight 3.99g, diameter 17mm. Mint of Constantinople.Abu Galyon
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Sear 002935 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Pentanummium, weight 2.7g, diameter 12.5mm. Mint of Constantinople, officina Δ. Abu Galyon
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Sear 002941 viewsAnastasius (491 – 518 CE) Pentanummium, weight 2.9g , diameter 14mm. Mint of Constantinople, third (Γ} officina. Specimens like this where the whole inscription is legible are uncommon. 1 commentsAbu Galyon
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Sear 003835 viewsAnastasius (491 – 518 CE) Half-follis, weight 4.96g, diameter 20mm. Mint of Nicomedia.Abu Galyon
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Sear 005225 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Decanummium, weight 3.1g, diameter 19mm. Mint of Antioch, officina Γ. Abu Galyon
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Sear 088241 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) Countermarked follis, weight 12.4g, diameter 34mm, for use in Sicily. Class 1 countermarks on obverse and reverse imposed on a follis of Justinian from Antioch (Sear 217). The style of the bust – very similar to portraits found on Catanian decanummia from regnal years 9, 10, 11 – suggests that this countermark type dates to circa 620. The host coins for Class 1 countermarks are almost invariably profile bust folles of Anastasius, Justin I and Justinian I, coins which may well have entered Sicily in large numbers with the army of Belisarius in 535 and remained in circulation since. The asymmetric stars, one eight-point and one six-point, make this particular host quite unusual. Abu Galyon
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Sear 1474 - Follis - 713-715 AD - Syracuse mint53 viewsEmperor: Anastasius II (Artemius) (r. 713-715 AD)
Date: 713-715 AD
Condition: aFine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
Bust facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In right hand, globus cruciger; in left, akakia.

Reverse: Large ""; Above,
To left and right, palms.
Exergue:

Syracuse mint
DO 13; Sear 1474; MIB 31; Anastasi 384
3.40g; 29.0mm; 180°

Ex CNG
Pep
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Sear 1475 - Follis - 713-715 AD - Syracuse mint41 viewsEmperor: Anastasius II (Artemius) (r. 713-715 AD)
Date: 713-715 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
Emperor standing, facing, wearing loros and crown with cross on circlet. In right hand, long staff; in left, globus cruciger.

Reverse: Large ""; Above,
To left, , to right, .
Exergue:

Syracuse mint
Sear 1475
2.33g; 19.4mm; 165°
Pep
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Sear 16, CON, Off. 1.5 viewsAnastasius I.

Follis (small module), Constantinople, first Officina.
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Sear 19, CON, Off. 2.13 viewsAnastasius I.

Follis (large module), Constantinople, second Officina.
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SUB-ROMAN, Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 090, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 18), Rare! 305 viewsOstrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 090, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 18), Rare!
avers: D N ANASTASIVS P AV, Diademed and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VIN VITA ✠ A ROMANI *, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram (Alain Gennari type 18).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 0,78g, axis: 1h,
mint: Sirmium ,date: 493-526 A.D., ref: Alain Gennari 090, (avers type: 47, reverse type :64, monogram type: 18), Rare!
Q-001
This coin attributed by the Alain Gennari article:
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Theoderic the Great - Milan or Ticinum - quarter siliqua44 viewsTheoderic the Great (454-526), Ostrogothic king (471-526) and ruler of Italy (494-526). AR quarter siliqua (10 mm, 0.71 g) in the name of Anastasius, minted in Milan or Ticinum. Obverse: diademed bust right with crude dotted garment, D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVC (retrograde). Reverse: INVIC-TA ROMA, monogram of Theoderic with cross above and star below. Metlich 51c, scarce.

Ex Alde Auction 111, lot 314, 2013.
Jan (jbc)
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[1611a] Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.68 viewsBronze follis, S 201, choice VF, 22.147g, 43.8mm, 180o, 2nd officina, Nikomedia mint, 541 - 542 A.D.; Obverse: D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right, shield decorated with a horseman brandishing a spear, cross right; Reverse: large M, cross above, ANNO left, Xu (= year 15) right, B below, NIKO in ex; full circle strike on a huge flan. Ex FORVM.



De Imperatoribus Romanis
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors

Justinian (527-565 A.D.).

James Allan Evans
University of British Columbia

Introduction
The reign of Justinian was a turning-point in Late Antiquity. It is the period when paganism finally lost its long struggle to survive, and when the schism in Christianity between the Monophysite east and the Chalcedonian west became insurmountable. From a military viewpoint, it marked the last time that the Roman Empire could go on the offensive with hope of success. Africa and Italy were recovered, and a foothold was established in Spain. When Justinian died, the frontiers were still intact although the Balkans had been devastated by a series of raids and the Italian economy was in ruins. His extensive building program has left us the most celebrated example of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture that still survives: Hagia Sophia in modern Istanbul. His reign was a period when classical culture was in sharp decline and yet it had a last flowering, with historians such as Procopius and Agathias working within the tradition inherited from Herodotus and Thucydides, and poets such as Paul the Silentiary who wrote some of the most sensuous poems that the classical tradition has ever produced. The Codex Justinianus, the Institutes and the Digest of Roman jurisprudence, all commissioned by Justinian, are monuments to the past achievements of Roman legal heritage. Justinian's reign sums up the past. It also provides a matrix for the future. In particular, there was the bubonic plague, which appeared in Constantinople in 542, for the first time in Europe, and then travelled round the empire in search of victims, returning to the capital for a new crop in 558. The plague ended a period of economic growth and initiated one of overstrained resources.

The 'Nika' Revolt
The 'Nika' Revolt which broke out in January, 532, in Constantinople, was an outburst of street violence which went far beyond the norms even in a society where a great deal of street violence was accepted. Every city worth notice had its chariot-racing factions which took their names from their racing colors: Reds, Whites, Blues and Greens. These were professional organizations initially responsible for fielding chariot-racing teams in the hippodromes, though by Justinian's time they were in charge of other shows as well. The Blues and the Greens were dominant, but the Reds and Whites attracted some supporters: the emperor Anastasius was a fan of the Reds. The aficionados of the factions were assigned their own blocs of seats in the Hippodrome in Constantinople, opposite the imperial loge, and the Blue and Green "demes" provided an outlet for the energies of the city's young males. G. M. Manojlovic in an influential article originally published in Serbo-Croat in 1904, argued that the "demes" were organized divisions of a city militia, and thus played an important role in the imperial defense structure. His thesis is now generally disregarded and the dominant view is that of Alan Cameron, that demos, whether used in the singular or plural, means simply "people" and the rioting of the "demes", the "fury of the Hippodrome", as Edward Gibbon called it, was hooliganism, which was also Gibbon's view. Efforts to make the Greens into supporters of Monophysitism and the Blues of Orthodoxy founder on lack of evidence. However, in support of Manojlovic's thesis, it must be said that, although we cannot show that the Blue and Green "demes" were an organized city militia, we hear of "Young Greens" both in Constantinople and Alexandria who bore arms, and in 540, when Antioch fell to the Persians, Blue and Green street-fighters continued to defend the city after the regular troops had fled.

Justinian and Theodora were known Blue supporters, and when street violence escalated under Justin I, Procopius claims that they encouraged it. But since Justinian became emperor he had taken a firmer, more even-handed stand. On Saturday, January 10, 532, the city prefect Eudaemon who had arrested some hooligans and found seven guilty of murder, had them hanged outside the city at Sycae, across the Golden Horn, but the scaffold broke and saved two of them from death, a Blue and a Green. Some monks from St. Conon's monastery nearby took the two men to sanctuary at the church of St Lawrence where the prefect set troops to watch. The following Tuesday while the two malefactors were still trapped in the church, the Blues and Greens begged Justinian to show mercy. He ignored the plea and made no reply. The Blues and Green continued their appeals until the twenty-second race (out of twenty-four) when they suddenly united and raised the watchword 'Nika'. Riots started and the court took refuge in the palace. That evening the mob burned the city prefect's praetorium.

Justinian tried to continue the games next day but only provoked more riot and arson. The rioting and destruction continued throughout the week; even the arrival of loyal troops from Thrace failed to restore order. On Sunday before sunrise, Justinian appeared in the Hippodrome where he repented publicly and promised an amnesty. The mob turned hostile, and Justinian retreated. The evening before Justinian had dismissed two nephews of the old emperor Anastasius, Hypatius and Pompey, against their will, from the palace and sent them home, and now the mob found Hypatius and proclaimed him emperor in the Hippodrome. Justinian was now ready to flee, and perhaps would have done so except for Theodora, who did not frighten easily. Instead Justinian decided to strike ruthlessly. Belisarius and Mundo made their separate ways into the Hippodrome where they fell on Hypatius' supporters who were crowded there, and the 'Nika' riot ended with a bloodbath.

A recent study of the riot by Geoffrey Greatrex has made the point that what was unique about it was not the actions of the mob so much as Justinian's attempts to deal with it. His first reaction was to placate: when the mob demanded that three of his ministers must go, the praetorian prefect of the East, John the Cappadocian, the Quaestor of the Sacred Palace Tribonian and the urban prefect Eudaemon, Justinian replaced them immediately. He hesitated when he should have been firm and aggravated the situation. It may well have been Theodora who emboldened him for the final act of repression. Procopius imagines Theodora on the last day engaging in formal debate about what should be done, and misquoting a famous maxim that was once offered the tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysius the Elder "Tyranny is a good shroud." Theodora emends it to "Kingship is a good shroud" and readers of Procopius may have thought wryly that the emendation was unnecessary. The formal debate, and Theodora's great scene, was probably a creation of Procopius' imagination, but a splendid one.

The 'Nika' revolt left Justinian firmly in charge. The mob was cowed and the senatorial opposition that surfaced during the revolt was forced underground. The damage to Constantinople was great, but it cleared the way for Justinian's own building program. Work in his new church of Hagia Sophia to replace the old Hagia Sophia that was destroyed in the rioting, started only forty-five days after the revolt was crushed. The two leaders of the Hippodrome massacre, Mundo and Belisarius, went on to new appointments: Mundo back to Illyricum as magister militum and Belisarius to make his reputation as the conqueror of the Vandals in Africa. The 530s were a decade of confidence and the 'Nika' riot was only a momentary crisis.

(for a detailed account of the reign of Justinian I, see: http://www.roman-emperors.org/justinia.htm)

Last Years
Misfortune crowded into the final years of Justinian's reign. There was another Samaritan revolt in midsummer, 556. Next year, in December, a great earthquake shook Constantinople and in May of the following year, the dome of Justinian's new Hagia Sophia collapsed, and had to be rebuilt with a new design. About the same time, the plague returned to the capital. Then in early 559 a horde of Kutrigur 'Huns' (proto-Bulgars) crossed the frozen Danube and advanced into the Balkans. It split into three columns: one pushed into Greece but got no further than Thermopylae, another advanced into the Gallipoli peninsula but got no further than the Long Wall, which was defended by a young officer from Justinian's native city, while the third, most dangerous spearhead led by the 'Hun' khan, Zabergan himself, made for Constantinople. Faced with this attack and without any forces for defense, Justinian called Belisarius out of retirement, and Belisarius, using a scratch force, the core of which was 300 of his veterans, ambushed the Kutrigur horde and routed it. Once the immediate danger was over, however, Justinian recalled Belisarius and took charge himself. The news that Justinian was reinforcing his Danube fleet made the Kutrigurs anxious and they agreed to a treaty which gave them a subsidy and safe passage back across the river. But as soon as they were north of the Danube, they were attacked by their rivals the Utigurs who were incited by Justinian to relieve them of their booty. The Kutrigurs raided Thrace again in 562, but they and the Utigurs were soon to fall prey to the Avars who swept out of the Asian steppes in the early 560s.

There was discontent in the capital. Street violence was on the increase again. There were bread shortages and water shortages. In late 562, there was a conspiracy which almost succeeded in killing the emperor. The chief conspirator was Marcellus, an argyroprates, a goldsmith and banker, and the conspiracy probably reflected the dissatisfaction of the business community. But Justinian was too old to learn to be frugal. He resorted to forced loans and requisitions and his successor found the treasury deeply in debt.

What remained of the great emperor's achievement? His successor Justin II, out of a combination of necessity and foolhardiness, denied the 'barbarians' the subsidies which had played a major role in Justinian's defense of the frontiers, and, to be fair, which had also been provided by emperors before him. Subsidies had been part of Anastasius' policy as well, but that was before the plague, while the imperial economy was still expanding. The result of Justin II's change of policy was renewed hostility with Persia and a shift of power in the Balkans. In 567 the Avars and Lombards joined forces against the Gepids and destroyed them. But the Lombards distrusted their allies and next year they migrated into Italy where Narses had just been removed from command and recalled, though he disobeyed orders and stayed in Rome until his death. By the end of the century only a third of Italy was in Byzantine hands. On the eastern frontier, Justin alienated the Ghassanid allies and lost the fortress of Daras, a reverse which overwhelmed his frangible sanity. For this Justinian can hardly be blamed. No one can deny his greatness; a recent study by Asterios Gerostergios even lionizes him. But if we look at his reign with the unforgiving eye of hindsight, it appears to be a brilliant effort to stem the tide of history, and in the end, it was more a failure than a moderate success.

Copyright (C) 1998, James Allan Evans. Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

The Church we know today as Hagia Sophia - or Divine Wisdom, its true name - was dedicated by the Emperor Justinian in 537AD. Through many visitudes Justinian's cathedral church of Constantinople still stands, its soring vaults and amazing dome testiments to the human spirit, the engineering talents of its builders and Divine inspiration. In the same fashion that Vespasian's Collesium (the Flavian Amphitheatre) is symbolic of Rome, Justinian's Hagia Sophia is a symbol of Byzantium.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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