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Herakleios, Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, circa 626-629

 
 

Obverse

To left, frontal bust of Herakleios with short beard, wearing chlamys and flat crown with cross. To right, similar but smaller frontal bust of Herakleios Constantine beardless. Cross above.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VB

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

To left, frontal bust of Herakleios with short beard, wearing chlamys and flat crown with cross. To right, similar but smaller frontal bust of Herakleios Constantine beardless. Cross above.

[ ]SPPV

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VB

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1969.49
Catalogue ID as DOC 2.1:252, no. (20b)
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Associated Authority Herakleios Constantine III
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date circa 626629
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.4 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class IIm.

MIB 3:212, no. 21B (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

From Joel Malter, 16 September 1969