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Heraclian Dynasty, Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641 AD, Struck c. 616-625 AD

925.00 AUD

Origin:
Constantinople Mint, 10th officina
Authority:
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine (as co-emperor)
Denomination:
AV Solidus
Composition:
Gold
Date:
616-625 AD
Obverse:
dd NN ҺERACLIЧS ET ҺERA CONST PP, Facing busts of Heraclius (on left) and Heraclius Constantine (on right); each wears chlamys and simple crown with cross on circlet; Heraclius has short beard, whilst his son, whose bust is much smaller, is beardless; above, cross
Reverse:
VICTORIA AVςЧ I / CONOB, Cross potent on three steps
Size:
20.59mm, 4.3g, 6h
Grade:
gVF, slightly clipped, graffiti in reverse field
Reference:
DOC 13i var. (pellet in right field of rev.); MIB 11; SBCV 738
Special Information:
Heraclius Constantine is the eldest son of Heraclius
Heraclius was Emperor from 610 to 641 AD. The eldest son of Heraclius the Elder, he was possibly of Armenian or Arsacid descent. He became emperor following a successful revolt against the Emperor Phocas, who he captured and executed on the spot. His reign introduced many reforms to reduce corruption from Phocas’s reign and reorganisation of the military.  Heraclius is remembered for the recovery of the True Cross from the Persians.
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