Anastasius I, (491-518), gold solidus, issue of 491-498, Constantinople mint, (4.35 g), obv. helmeted and cuirassed bust three-quarter face to right, holding spear and shield, around DN ANASTA SIVS PP AVC, rev. Angel standing holding long cross, around VICTORI A AVCCCH exergue CONOB, star in left field, (S.3, DOC 7h, T.7, R.319). As struck, file mark on edge, extremely fine and rare in this condition.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously from Noble Numismatics Sale 92 (lot 4978).