Solidus of Heraclius

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 629–631


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.362

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Facing busts of Heraclius on left and Heraclius Constantine on right; each wears chlamys and crown with cross on circlet; Heraclius has long beard and whiskers, while his son is shown with slight beard and moustache; above cross.
[DDNNHE]RACLUSETHERA[CONS]PP[AVG]
Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.
VICTORIA AUGU[followed by Greek theta]
CONOB with T beneath 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)