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Herakleios, Copper, Twelve Nummi, Alexandria, 613-618

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Herakleios, bearded, at left. Bust of Herakleios Constantine, beardless, at right. Each wears chlamys and rounded crown with cross. Cross above heads.

Reverse

Cross potent on two steps with I to left and B to right.

Exergue

ΑΛΕ

Obverse

Bust of Herakleios, bearded, at left. Bust of Herakleios Constantine, beardless, at right. Each wears chlamys and rounded crown with cross. Cross above heads.

Reverse

Cross potent on two steps with I to left and B to right.

Exergue

ΑΛΕ

Accession number BZC.1974.5.15
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Metal Copper
Denomination Twelve Nummi
Mint Alexandria
Date 613618
Diameter 18.0 mm
Weight 4.63 g
Relation of Dies 5:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a dodecanummium of Class I(a). Variant of DOC 2.1:334–35, no. 189, with cross between heads.

C. Morrisson and O. Picard, “Les monnaies byzantines de la réforme d’Anastase au début du monnayage abbaside.”

Acquisition History

From Henry Weller, 19 April 1974