Solidus of Heraclius

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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)