FORVM Big 35.6mm Anastasius I Bronze Follis Constantinople 512-517 AD

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Seller: forumancientcoins (5,675) 100%, Location: Morehead City, North Carolina, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401881001652 Byzantine Empire, Anastasius I, 11 April 491 - 1 July 518 A.D.After Zeno died without designating a successor, the Empress Ariadne was called upon to select a new emperor. Her choice was an obscure but successful finance civil servant, Anastasius. She made a wise choice. Anastasius ruled successfully for 27 years. His financial expertise resulted in the accumulation of 320,000 pounds of gold! He also restructured the currency system, creating the nummus unit of account and the follis of 40 nummi. Because of the dramatic changes, Anastasius' reform in 498 A.D. is often seen by numismatists as the end of Roman coinage and the beginning of Byzantine coinage. The people of the Empire didn't see it that way and continued to call themselves Romans until the fall of Constantinople on 29 May 1453. Coins of this type can be dated before or after 512 A.D. because a larger flan was introduced that year. This coin is a large module type dated after 512 A.D.BZ91866. Bronze follis, references: cf. DOC I 23e, Morrisson BnF I 1/Cp/AE/69, Hahn MIB I 27, SBCV 19, Sommer 1.15, Wroth BMC -, Tolstoi -, Ratto -; condition: Fair, off center, encrustations, mint: Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey), weight: 17.921g, maximum diameter: 35.8mm, die axis: 180o, date struck: 512 - 517 A.D.; obverse D N ANASTASIVS PP AVC, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, star on shoulder; reverse , large M (40 nummi), star left, star right, cross above, (?) below, CON (Constantinople) in exergue; additional comments: big 35.8mm bronze; $18 Forum Ancient Coins' Buy it Now eBay listings are priced to sell. We do NOT consider offers for our FIXED PRICE eBay listings. GUARANTEE Guaranteed Delivery - We guarantee delivery. If your order is not delivered we will refund. 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