Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine (ca. 613–ca. 616)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1958.106.552 (formerly DO 58.106.552)
DO Seals 6 no. 13.5; Zacos–Veglery, no. 12c. Illustrated and discussed in Morrisson, “Du consul à l’empereur,” 259, table 1, and 264, no. 4. Similar specimens found in Cyprus are published in Byzantine Seals from Cyprus, nos. 2a–b. See also Likhachev, Molivdovuly, no. LXXVI.1.
- 28 mm
- 23 mm
- 17.56 g
The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion, and holding Christ, who is framed by an oval mandorla, before her. Her left hand is held under Christ’s foot, and her right leg is bent at the knee. A cross potent at left and right. Wreath border.
Bust of Herakleios at left, and a smaller bust of Herakleios Constantine at right. Each wears a crown with a cross and a chlamys. Herakleios is shown with a beard of medium length and Herakleios Constantine is beardless. Herakleios wears his hair long at the sides and curled inward, but the length is not symmetrical. A small cross in the field above. A circular inscription beginning at left. Wreath border.
D(omini) n(ostri) Heracl[ius et] Hera(clius) Consta(ntinus) [p(er)p(etui) aug(usti)].
Domini nostri Heraclius et Heraclius Constantinus perpetui augusti.
Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal augusti.
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