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Herakleios, Copper, Decanummium, Constantinople, 610-641

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Herakleios in cloak.

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Reverse

I with cross above, eight-pointed star in left field, and Γ in right field.

Exergue

CON

Obverse

Frontal bust of Herakleios in cloak.

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Reverse

I with cross above, eight-pointed star in left field, and Γ in right field.

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1973.30
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Metal Copper
Denomination Decanummium
Mint Constantinople
Date 610641
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 3.17 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 2.1:278, no. 75a. The polygonal shape of the flan is typical of hasty production, probably done by cutting earlier larger coins.

Acquisition History

From Matterhorn Trading Company, 18 May 1973, acquired in Turkey