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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 simple crown with cross on circlet; Heraclius has short beard while his son is beardless; above cross [DDNNHERA]CLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVC Reverse: cross potent on three steps; [C]ONOB in exergue [VIC]TORIA...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. about 616 to about 625

Mint

Cnstantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.291

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins