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The Goldman Collection of Anastasius I through Justinian I

Triton XX, Lot: 940. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anastasius I. 491-518. AV Solidus (20.5mm, 4.49 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 1st officina. Struck 492-507. D N ANASTA–SIVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder in right hand, shield over left shoulder / VICTORI–A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross in right hand; star in right field; A//CONOB. DOC (3a); MIBE 4a; SB 3. Superb EF.

From the Goldman Collection. Ex Sincona 3 (25 October 2011), lot 3003; Heidelberger Münzhandlung 48 (15 November 2007), lot 275.

CNG is proud to offer the Goldman Collection of coins of the early Byzantine Empire. This specialized collection focuses on the first three Byzantine emperors – Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I – and includes multiple officinae for most types. Each coin has been carefully selected by the collector and acquired in exceptional condition whenever possible.

To name just a few of the highlights, the Goldman Collection features eight joint-reign solidi of Justin I and Justinian (lots 994-1001), an issue that was only struck for a four month period. Collectors of provincial mint issues will have much to choose from, including several wonderful Thessalonican solidi of Justinian (lots 1038-1040), an exceptionally rare and only recently discovered Alexandrian solidus (lot 1043), and a number of rare and important Italic issues (1049, 1051-1053, to give just a few examples). While the collection focuses primarily on the gold coinage, collectors of silver issues will also find a small number of coins that suit their interest.