Solidus of Heraclius

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 632–635 (?)


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.292

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 and Heraclius Constantine are crowned; Heraclonas is uncrowned; in field above his head, cross.
Reverse: cross potent on three steps. Monogram to right of cross. CONOB in exergue
VICTORIA AVGUB

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