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Herakleios, Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 610-641

 
 

Obverse

Herakleios stands at center with mustache and long beard. Beardless Herakleios Constantine stands at right. Heraklonas, also beardless, stands at left. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross, which often assumes the form of a trefoil. Each holds globus cruciger in right hand.

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-V

Symbol

Monogram of Herakleios () in left field.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Herakleios stands at center with mustache and long beard. Beardless Herakleios Constantine stands at right. Heraklonas, also beardless, stands at left. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross, which often assumes the form of a trefoil. Each holds globus cruciger in right hand.

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-V

Symbol

Monogram of Herakleios () in left field.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1970.25
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Associated Authority Herakleios Constantine III
Heraklonas
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 610641
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 4.44 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class IV(B)e.

Cf. DOC 2.1:262, no. 43a (variant: 43a has officina Β).

MIB 3:216, no. 50.

Acquisition History

Gift of Philip Grierson, 1 July 1970, from J. Vinchon, 7 September 1950