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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Anastasius I| > SH112531
Anastasius, 11 April 491 - 1 July 518 A.D.
|Anastasius| |I|, |Anastasius,| |11| |April| |491| |-| |1| |July| |518| |A.D.|, NEWAnastasius I came to the throne at the age of 61 after being chosen by the wife of his predecessor, Zeno. He is noted for leaving the imperial government with a sizeable budget surplus of 23,000,000 solidi by reducing government corruption, reforming the tax code, and currency reform. He is venerated as a saint by the Syriac Orthodox Church. His improvements to the government, economy, and bureaucracy of the Eastern Roman empire were so dramatic that he is often described as the first Byzantine emperor.
SH112531. Gold solidus, DOC I 7b, Ratto 315, Hahn MIBE 7, Sommer 1.4, SBCV 5, Morrisson BnF -, Wroth BMC -, Tolstoi -, VF, well centered, flow lines, die wear, die break in ex., 2nd officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.471g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 180o, c. 507 - 518 A.D.; obverse D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, helmet with plume, trefoil ornament and diadem, pellets on cuirass, spear in right hand and behind head, shield on left arm ornamented with mounted cavalryman right spearing prostrate enemy; reverse VICTORI-A AVCCC B, Victory standing half left, head left, long staff topped with (inverted staurogram) in right hand, star left, CONOB in exergue; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 129 (4 Jun 2023), lot 704; $1100.00




  






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