Solidus of Heraclius

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 613–c.616


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.49 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.363

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 elaborate crown with cross on circlet; Heraclius has short beard while his son is beardless; above cross.
DDNNHERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAV
Reverse: Cross potent on three 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)