Estimate: 500 CHF
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, A = 1st officina, 498. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG A / CONOB Victory standing left, holding in right hand a long staff surmounted by reversed christogram; in field to left, star. DOC 6 var (officina not listed). MIBE 6. SB 4. Well-centered and well-struck. Minor deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.