Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.252
People
Anastasios I, Byzantine (r. 491 - 518)
Title
Large Follis of Anastasios I, Constantinople
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
498-518 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196638
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
18.87 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: DNANASTA SIVSPPAVC
  • inscription: reverse: Beneath, delta
    in ex: CON
  • Obverse Inscription: DNANSTA SIVSPPAVC
  • Reverse Inscription: Large "M", In ex., CON, Beneath, delta
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 1, 23f.1
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.252
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Bust right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Reverse: M; above, cross; to left and right, stars

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu