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Herakleios, Gold, Solidus, Ravenna, 641?

 
 

Obverse

Herakleios stands at center with mustache and long beard. Beardless Herakleios Constantine stands at right. Heraklonas, beardless, small, and uncrowned, stands at left. Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine each wears crown with trefoil (?). Each wears chlamys and holds a globus cruciger and right hand, and Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine each wears crown with trefoil (?).

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VIIH

Symbol

Small E in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Herakleios stands at center with mustache and long beard. Beardless Herakleios Constantine stands at right. Heraklonas, beardless, small, and uncrowned, stands at left. Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine each wears crown with trefoil (?). Each wears chlamys and holds a globus cruciger and right hand, and Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine each wears crown with trefoil (?).

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VIIH

Symbol

Small E in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.2000.9
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Associated Authority Herakleios Constantine III
Heraklonas
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Ravenna
Date 641?
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.51 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Variant of DOC 2.1:367, no. 273 (same type but nothing in right field on reverse). Hahn assumes that this coin dates to the fifth year from Heraklonas’s intended, but postponed, proclamation as augustus. On the dating, see MIB 3:86 and 96.

MIB 3:221, no. 116a (citing three other specimens).

Acquisition History

A.H. Baldwin's Selection, 4 October 2000