Anastasius; AE Pentanummium, Antioch
Description: Anastasius (491 - 518 AD). AE Pentanummium. Antioch mint. DN ANA + STASI; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, cross above head; c/m: / Large E containing horizontally placed A ( above ) and N ( beneath ) to right, officina letter B.
Diameter: AE12 mm
Weight: 1,82 g
Attribution: Sear 53a; MIBE 61
Commentary: rare; brown-green patina, scarce countermark
History: In 498 AD, Anastasius carried out a monetary reform of the bronze coinage introducing 3 new nominals: 40 Nummi (M), 20 Nummi (K), 10 Nummi (I); some years later 5 Nummi (E) was added.
Article Number: 025-05-04-41652