ANASTASIUS GOLD SOLIDUS – ISSUE OF OFFICINA I – GEM MINT STATE 5-5 NGC GRADED BYZANTINE EMPIRE COIN (Inv. 14052)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. ANASTASIUS I, AD 491-518
Gold solidus, 4.45 g., 21 mm., minted at Constantinople, 10th officina.
Obv. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG, three quarters facing bust of Anastasius, wearing cuirass and holding spear and shield with horseman device.
Rev.VICTORI-A AVGGG I, Victory standing left, holding long P-cross.
NGC graded GEM MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, a super specimen in NGC’s highest covered GEM grade (currently there are 9 such coins in the census, 8 GEM MINT and 1 GEM MINT STAR).