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Herakleios, Gold, Semissis, Constantinople, 610-641

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Herakleios facing right, beardless, wearing diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

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Reverse

Staurogram () on globus.

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Obverse

Bust of Herakleios facing right, beardless, wearing diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

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Reverse

Staurogram () on globus.

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Accession number BZC.1977.36
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Metal Gold
Denomination Semissis
Mint Constantinople
Date 610641
Diameter 18.0 mm
Weight 2.18 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This semissis with staurogram () on globus instead of the usual cross potent on globus was published as a piece of Constans II by M. D. O’Hara in Coins and Antiquities, list no. 54, a misattribution that Hahn corrected in Numismatic Circular (1977): 308.

Cf. DOC 2.1:225, 265, no. 52 (variant).

MIB 3:88–89.

Acquisition History

Purchased through A. H. Baldwin’s Selection, 29 November 1977, from Schweizerischer Bankverein Zurich Auction 2, 27 October 1977, lot 579