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Triton XX, Lot: 950. Estimate $750.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anastasius I. 491-518. AV Solidus (2021mm, 4.47 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. 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; L//CONOB. Unpublished in the standard references with this unusual “officina” marking. Choice EF.

From the Goldman Collection, purchased from Künker, 8 August 2011.

It is unclear what “officina” is intended here. We could perhaps interpret it as an inverted Γ, although this would be a highly unusual way of writing the numeral.