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Herakleios, Gold, Solidus, Carthage, 626/627

 
 

Obverse

Frontal busts of Herakleios with short beard at left and smaller Herakleios Constantine, beardless, at right. Each wears diadem, paludamentum, and crown with cross. Cross between their heads. 

DΝΕRΛCLIΟ[  ]COΝSΤI

Reverse

Cross potent on base and two steps. 

VICTORIΛΛVCCIΕ

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal busts of Herakleios with short beard at left and smaller Herakleios Constantine, beardless, at right. Each wears diadem, paludamentum, and crown with cross. Cross between their heads. 

DΝΕRΛCLIΟ[  ]COΝSΤI

Reverse

Cross potent on base and two steps. 

VICTORIΛΛVCCIΕ

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.2015.049
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Associated Authority Herakleios Constantine III
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Carthage
Date 626/627
Diameter 13.0 mm
Weight 4.47 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The obverse legend, though in very small letters and obscure at center, apparently ends with I (indiction year 10), while the reverse legend has a clear (indiction year 15). Variant of DOC 2.1:345, no. 217.

Acquisition History

Classical Numismatic Group 100, 7 October 2015, no. 2014