ANASTASIUS I (491-518). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople.
Obv: D N ANASTASIO PERP AVG.
Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield decorated with horseman motif.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG I / CONOB.
Victory standing left, holding jeweled cross; star to right.
Sear 3; Numismatik Naumann 68, lot 615 (which realized a hammer of €1,800 [!]).
Extremely rare obverse legend variant with 'ANASTASIO PERP.'
Condition: Near Mint State.
Weight: 4.52 g.
Diameter: 20 mm.