A Western gold coin dating back to more than 1,500 years has been found at an ancient tomb in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. The gold coin is in most complete shape among gold coins found in China, and shows a long history of exchange between the Eastern and the Western civilizations.
The gold coin from the East Roman era was found in the course of excavating a large tomb at Huangshan in Luoyang's Jianxi district. The Xinjing newspaper said on Monday that the coin is drawing keen attention from the Chinese archeological community. Though Western coins had been discovered at ancient tombs in China, the newly discovered coin has been unearthed in its original shape, drawing extraordinary attention.
Anastasius is perhaps best-known in Western Europe for recognising the rule of Theoderic in the West and for returning the imperial regalia that had been sent to his predecessor Zeno after the abdication of Romulus Augustulus.