|Aug 10, 2009, 07:08 AM||#1|
Anastasius Post-Reform Follis with Cross
Since I still haven't picked up a set of the Dumbarton Oakes Byzantine refs (I just don't handle enough Byzantine yet to justify the expense), I haven't been able to determine if the following Anastasius follis can be narrowed down to a series in a shorter date range.
Anastasius, AE Follis (Large Module), 498-518, Post-Reform Copper Coinage, Constantinople, Officina 1
D N ANASTA_SIVS P P AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, cross above forehead
Large M, pellet / * to left, cross above, pellet / * to right, A below
CON in exergue
32mm x 33mm, 17.70g
SB 20 variant
Note: Sear does not mention any varieties with a cross on the obverse. However, the plated example of SB 17 (small module follis) does appear to also have a cross on the obverse above the head of the emperor. Is the cross a series mark or something? Just an anomaly on some dies?
Thanks in advance,
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Last edited by BeastCoins : Aug 10, 2009 at 07:41 AM.
|Jan 14, 2010, 09:02 AM||#2|
The pellets shows a new listrum. The coin was minted in the last listrum between 1.9.517 and 9.7.518. Source: Hahn, "The coinage of the Byzantine Empire". The cross on the RV occasionally occurs in Constantinople, and usually in Nikomedia.