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Anastasius I, 11 April 491 - 1 July 518 A.D.

After Zeno died without designating a successor, the Empress Ariadne was called upon to select a new emperor. Her choice was an obscure but successful finance civil servant, Anastasius. She made a wise choice. Anastasius ruled successfully for 27 years. His financial expertise resulted in the accumulation of 320,000 pounds of gold! He also restructured the currency system, creating the nummus unit of account and the follis of 40 nummi. Because of the dramatic changes, Anastasius' reform is often seen by numismatists as the end of Roman coinage and the beginning of Byzantine coinage. The people of the empire didn't see it that way and continued to call themselves Romans until the fall of Constantinople on 29 May 1453. Map 500 AD

Anastasius, 11 April 491 - 1 July 518 A.D.

|Anastasius| |I|, |Anastasius,| |11| |April| |491| |-| |1| |July| |518| |A.D.||solidus|NEW
Anastasius 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., weight 4.471 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 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 (1012.00)


Anastasius, 11 April 491 - 1 July 518 A.D.

|Anastasius| |I|, |Anastasius,| |11| |April| |491| |-| |1| |July| |518| |A.D.||semissis|NEW
After Zeno died, Empress Ariadne selected an obscure successful finance civil servant, Anastasius to be her husband and emperor. He ruled for 27 years, restructured the currency system and accumulated of 320,000 pounds of gold! His dramatic change in coinage was the beginning of a uniquely Byzantine coinage.
SH112689. Gold semissis, DOC 1 9, Wroth BMC 8, Tolstoi 10, Ratto 324, Morrisson BnF 1/Cp/AV/19, Hahn MIB III 10, SBCV 7, Sommer 1.6, aVF, broad flan, flow lines, scratches, edge bend, small encrustations, graffiti on obv., weight 2.003 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 498/507 - 518 A.D.; obverse D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG (victory of the three emperors), Victory seated right on shield and cuirass, inscribing XXXX on shield set on knee, star left, P (staurogram) right, CONOB in exergue; ex Obolos auction 20 (3 Oct 2021), lot 1341; scarce; $500.00 (460.00)


|Anastasius| |I|, |Anastasius,| |11| |April| |491| |-| |1| |July| |518| |A.D.||solidus|
In 492, the Isaurians begin a revolt in southern Central Anatolia. The rebels were defeated in the Battle of Cotyaeum and retreated to their mountain fortresses They continued guerrilla warfare against the Roman forces until 497.
SH90890. Gold solidus, DOC I 3e, Morrisson BnF I 1/Cp/AE/2, Ratto 310, Hahn MIB I 4, Sommer 1.2, SBCV 3, Tolstoi -, Wroth BMC -, EF, a few small marks, unusually attractive Victory, weight 4.457 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 492 - 498 A.D.; obverse D N ANASTASIVS P P AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, helmet with plume, trefoil ornament and diadem, spear in right hand and behind head, shield on left arm ornamented with mounted cavalryman right attacking prostrate enemy; reverse VICTORIA AVCCC E (victory of the three emperors, 5th officina), Victory standing slightly left, head left, long jeweled cross resting on ground in her right, star on right, CONOB in exergue; ex Harlan J. Berk, sale 165 (June 2009), lot 32; SOLD


Anastasius, 11 April 491 - 1 July 518 A.D.

|Anastasius| |I|, |Anastasius,| |11| |April| |491| |-| |1| |July| |518| |A.D.||solidus|
SH16824. Gold solidus, SBCV 3, DOC I 3i, EF, weight 4.481 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, die axis 225o, 10th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 491 - 498 A.D.; obverse D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG, 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 attacking prostrate enemy; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG I (victory of the three emperors, 10th officina), Victoria standing left, long jeweled cross in right, star right, CONOB in exergue; mirror luster with some light scratches; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Anastasius, 11 April 491 - 1 July 518 A.D.

|Anastasius| |I|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Anastasius,| |11| |April| |491| |-| |1| |July| |518| |A.D.||solidus|
 
SH06898. Gold solidus, DOC I 7g, Morrisson BnF 1/Cp/AV/12, Hahn MIBE 7, Sommer 1.4, SBCV 5, Wroth BMC -, Ratto -, Tolstoi -, EF, well struck, portrait with character, flow lines, cross graffiti in right obverse field, slightly wavy flan, weight 4.34 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, die axis 180o, 7th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 507 - 518 A.D.; obverse D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, helmet with plume, trefoil ornament and diadem, spear in right hand and behind head, shield on left arm ornamented with mounted cavalryman right attacking prostrate enemy; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG Z (victory of the three emperors, 7th officina), Victoria standing half left, head left, long staff topped with (inverted staurogram) in right hand, star left, CONOB in exergue; from the Scott Collection; SOLD










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