Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Thessalonica Mint Solidus

    Anastasius I (AD 491-518). AV solidus (20mm, 4.41 gm, 5h).  Thessalonica, AD 491. D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and, on left arm, shield decorated with motif of horseman spearing soldier / VICTORI-A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; stars to left and right, CONOB in exergue. Sear 30. DOC 27. Very rare! NGC (photo-certificate) AU 5/5 - 3/5, clipped.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Private purchase from Spink & Sons, London, mid 1990s. 

    Thessalonica was the only mint besides Constantinople to strike gold coins during the long reign of Anastasius, and this only a brief issue at the outset of his reign. 

    This coin from the Dimitriadis Collection has been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. It may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. E-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


    View all of [The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection ]

    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    3rd-10th Wednesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 716

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Sep 10, 2014 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2021 August 19 - 20 ANA WFOM World Coins Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    You and your colleagues at Heritage could not have packaged the collection in a more professional and attractive way to buyers.
    Robert Ruff,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search