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Solidus of Heraclius

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Obverse: Draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing with short beard, wearing plumed helmet, and holding cross. DNHERACL IVSPPAC Reverse: Cross potent on two steps. VICTORIA AVGUE CONOB in exergue

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 610–613

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.41 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.359

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins