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Solidus of Heraclius

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Obverse: Facing busts of Heraclius on left and Heraclius Constantine on right; each wears chlamys and crown with cross on circlet; Heraclius has short beard and whiskers, while his son is shown with beardless; above cross, DDNNHERACLUSETHERACONSPPA Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. VICTORIA...

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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, about 626–629

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.367

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins