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Herakleios, Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 632-635?

 
 

Obverse

Herakleios stands in the center with mustache and long beard. Beardless Herakleios Constantine stands at right. Heraklonas, much smaller than the others, stands at left. Each wears chlamys and holds globus cruciger in right hand. Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine wear crowns with crosses, which often assume the form of trefoils. A cross is in the left field above the head of Heraklonas, who wears a cap without cross.

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-V

Symbol

Monogram of Herakleios () in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Herakleios stands in the center with mustache and long beard. Beardless Herakleios Constantine stands at right. Heraklonas, much smaller than the others, stands at left. Each wears chlamys and holds globus cruciger in right hand. Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine wear crowns with crosses, which often assume the form of trefoils. A cross is in the left field above the head of Heraklonas, who wears a cap without cross.

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-V

Symbol

Monogram of Herakleios () in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1969.47
Catalogue ID as DOC 2.1:258, no. (33c)
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Associated Authority Herakleios Constantine III
Heraklonas
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 632635?
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.4 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class IVa.

MIB 3:214, no. 39 (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

From Joel Malter, 16 September 1969