0.226 oz. (6.3 g)
Gift of Brad Hostetler, 2022
Purchased by Brad Hostetler from David Wood (Milford, Penn.) on July 16, 2022. Purchased by Wood in 1980.
The coin appears to have been minted poorly with most of the right side cut off in the stamping process, leaving a large amount of blank bronze on the left side of the coin. This is significant because it appears the characters on the right side may have been cut off. The figure's left hand also appears to be holding an object, though it is very worn down. Both sides appear to have had dotted borders that are now worn. Due to the poor production process, the coin has a squarish shape with rounded edges. The coin is mostly free of oxidation with only small green spots appearing near the neck and top left on the obverse and much more spread out on the reverse. There are multiple jagged edges appearing along the edge. - Ben Casey (’22), December 2022
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Center: X•X = 20
Left & Right of X•X: ANNO U = Year 5
Below the X•X: P
Bellinger, Alfred R. 1966. Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, vol. 1, Anastasius I to Maurice, 491–602. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, no. 178, p. 346.