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Herakleios (610-641)

 
 

Obverse

Poorly preserved bust of an emperor wearing a helmet and holding the globus cruciger. Details indistinct. Traces of an inscription visible at left: DNE : D(ominus) n(oster) He[raclius perpetuus augustus]. No border visible.

Reverse

The Mother of God standing between two crosses. Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible.

Obverse

Poorly preserved bust of an emperor wearing a helmet and holding the globus cruciger. Details indistinct. Traces of an inscription visible at left: DNE : D(ominus) n(oster) He[raclius perpetuus augustus]. No border visible.

Reverse

The Mother of God standing between two crosses. Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.630
Diameter 39.0 mm
Condition Very poor condition. Note the bronze wire still running through the channel.

Commentary

The appearance of a single figure between two large crosses suggests that this seal was struck early in Herakleios' reign, likely before 613.