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Herakleios, Gold, Solidus, Uncertain Mint, 626/627

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Herakleios with short beard to left, wearing chlamys and flat crown with cross. Frontal bust of Herakleios Constantine, beardless, to right, wearing chlamys and flat crown with cross. Cross above heads.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORIVCCIE

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Herakleios with short beard to left, wearing chlamys and flat crown with cross. Frontal bust of Herakleios Constantine, beardless, to right, wearing chlamys and flat crown with cross. Cross above heads.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORIVCCIE

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.2000.8
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Associated Authority Herakleios Constantine III
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 626/627
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 4.37 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This type belongs to a rare series of indictionally dated coins of greater diameter than the usual small, thick flans issued by the mint of Carthage. Dumbarton Oaks has an uncatalogued coin of this large module solidi cited in DOC 2.1:257–58, no. 33, as of “crude fabric” (BZC.1966.12; Spink from Vinchon).

MIB 3:219, no. 92a.

Acquisition History

A. H. Baldwin’s Selection 34, October 2000, no. 16