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Herakleios, Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 629-631

 
 

Obverse

To left, frontal bust of Herakleios with long beard and mustache, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. To right, frontal bust of Herakleios Constantine with slight beard and mustache, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. Cross between their heads.

NNRCITRCONSPP

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VH

Symbol

K in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

To left, frontal bust of Herakleios with long beard and mustache, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. To right, frontal bust of Herakleios Constantine with slight beard and mustache, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. Cross between their heads.

NNRCITRCONSPP

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VH

Symbol

K in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1969.13
Catalogue ID as DOC 2.1:256, no. 30c
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Associated Authority Herakleios Constantine III
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 629631
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 4.51 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class IIIe.

MIB 3:214, no. 37a (this officina missing).

Acquisition History

Purchased from Bank Leu, 25 May 1969