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Herakleios, Silver, Half Miliaresion, Constantinople, 612/613?

 
 

Obverse

Herakleios, bearded, stands at left. Herakleios Constantine, beardless and smaller, stands at right. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross and holds globus cruciger. Cross between heads.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and two steps between palms.

Obverse

Herakleios, bearded, stands at left. Herakleios Constantine, beardless and smaller, stands at right. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross and holds globus cruciger. Cross between heads.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and two steps between palms.

Accession number BZC.2002.24
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Associated Authority Herakleios Constantine III
Metal Silver
Denomination Half Miliaresion
Mint Constantinople
Date 612/613?
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 2.7 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This is the second known specimen of this type. This ceremonial coin may have been issued for the coronation of Herakleios Constantine on 25 December 612. Morrisson believes it is overstruck on an earlier ceremonial silver coin. See faint traces of the lower part of a profile bust on the reverse.

Cf. DOC 2.1:268, no. (57), cited from Consul Weber sale II, 3130, now in the American Numismatic Society, and MIB 3:222, no. 133.

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin’s Selection, November 2002