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    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.


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