★ An exceptional solidus of Anastasius II Artemius ★
Anastasius II Artemius, 713-715. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis. D N APTЄMIЧS ANASTASIЧS MЧL Crowned and diademed bust of Anastasius II facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ S / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 2e. MIB 2. SB 1463. Lustrous and sharp, an exceptionally attractive piece and undoubtedly among the finest known. Very light doubling on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
From a collection formed in the Rhineland, ex Giessener Münzhandlung 60, 5 October 1992, 674 (with original ticket, illustrated on the front cover).