Solidus of Heraclius

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. about 616 to about 625


Mint: Cnstantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.291

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 simple crown with cross on circlet; Heraclius has short beard while his son is beardless; above cross
[DDNNHERA]CLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVC
Reverse: cross potent on three steps; [C]ONOB in exergue
[VIC]TORIA AVGUE in field at right: I

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes