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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.220
People
Anastasios I, Byzantine (r. 491 - 518)
Title
Semissis of Anastasios I
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
491-498 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.01 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
semissis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: reverse: VICTORIAAVCCC
    in ex: CONOB
  • inscription: obverse: DNANASTA SIVSPPAVC
  • Obverse Inscription: DNANASTA SIVSPPAVC
  • Reverse Inscription: VICTORIAAVCCC. In ex., CONOB
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 1, 8.2
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.220
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
obverse: Bust r. with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
reverse: Victory nude to waist seated r. on shield and cuirass inscribing XXXX on shield which she holds on her knee; in field l., star; in r., field Chi-Rho

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