Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.53 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, circa 507-518. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and a shield, decorated with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing front, head to left, holding long jeweled staff surmounted by inverted staurogram in her right hand; in field to left, star. DOC 7j. MIBE 7. SB 5. A very well struck and perfectly centered example. The flan very slightly bent towards the edge, otherwise, good extremely fine.
From a European collection, formed before 2005.