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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Anthemius| > SH68452
Anthemius, 12 Apr 467 - 11 Jul 472
Procopius Anthemius was the son-in-law of the emperor Marcian and was selected by the emperor Leo, in Constantinople, to be emperor in the west. He married his daughter to the powerful general Ricimer, but their relationship deteriorated until Ricimer set up a rival emperor, Olybrius. After a long siege Rome fell. Anthemus was found disguised as a beggar and was beheaded.
SH68452. Bronze nummus, RIC X 2862 (R4), F, Rome mint, weight 1.221g, maximum diameter 9.5mm, die axis 270o, obverse D N ANTHEMIVS P F AVG (or similar), diademed bust right; reverse Anthemius monogram in wreath, RM in exergue; ex Noble Numismatics (2006); very rare; SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

DNANTHEMIVSPEAVG
DNANTHEMIVSPERPAVG
DNANTHEMIVSPERPEAVG
DNANTHEMIVSPERPETAV
DNANTHEMIVSPERPETAVG
DNANTHEMIVSPERPETVAG
DNANTHEMIVSPERPETVAVG
DNANTHEMIVSPFAVG
DNPROCANTHEMIVSPFAVG


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