thenickelguy Posted August 2, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 2, 2022 Had a little trouble getting coins right with a seller and the order arrived today. Project completed. This was a fairly inexpensive personal project to simply spell my first name in coins. M I K E He was in his 60's when he was chosen for the throne by Ariadne, the wife of his predecessor Zeno. Her choice had to do with wanting an Orthodox emperor. She also then became wife of Anastasius. Zeno's brother Longinus, supported the barbarian Isaurians and was more likely to become emperor but did not and had sympathy from gangs of "Blues" and "Greens who rioted violently and eventually Anastasius fought a long war against Isaurian rebels in the Isaurian War, 492–497 AD. Anastasian Wall The Anastasian Wall already existed to some extent, but was renewed and completed around 507 to 512 AD by order of Anastasius to protect the city’s wealth and intending to maintain its prosperity for a long time. It was breached many times but must have had some defensive effectiveness. He was trying protect the city from the increased military strength of the Bulgars and barbarians. When the Anastasian Wall was completed, it was 16 feet high with a thickness of 11 feet. It was about 35 miles long. It spanned from the Black Sea coast to the coast of the Sea of Marmara to the west of Silivri. Before becoming emperor, Anastasius was a particularly successful administrator in the department of finance. He eliminiated some taxes and was quite the economical wizard, created new coinage and denominations. He placed a lot of family and friends in high government positions. His economics were so successful that when he died, he left the Imperial treasury with 23,000,000 solidi, which is 320,000 pounds of gold The currency created by Anastasius stayed in use and circulated widely for long after his reign. Anastasius had one black eye and one blue eye. 9 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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