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Roman Gold coin description
Anastasius AV Solidus. 491-518 AD. 4.41 g. Constantinople. DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust three-quarter face to right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left arm / VICTORI-A AVGGG and officina letter, Victory standing left, holding long jewelled cross, star to right (rarely: a cross). Mintmark CONOB. Sear Byz. 3; DO 3-5; MIB 3-5.
Byzantine currency, money used in the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the West, consisted of mainly two types of coins: the gold solidus and a variety of clearly valued bronze coins. By the end of the empire the currency was issued only in silver stavrata and minor copper coins with no gold issue.
October 25, 2019. My first treasure hunting trip to England was in the spring of 2010. I went with the sole purpose of finding my first ever gold coin. I thought it would be easy as I saw a lot of them being found. But I soon realized it was harder than I thought. I became obsessed with finding one and finally on the 13th trip my dream came true.