Solidus of Heraclius

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A. D. 639 (?)–641


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.365

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Heraclius in center, Heraclius Constantine on right and Heraclonas on left all standing, facing; Heraclius has long beard and moustache, while the two sons are beardless; Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas are of equal height and both are crowned.
Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.
Epsilon in field at right, monogram in field at left.
VICTORIA AV[…] Z (reversed) 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)