Solidus of Heraclius

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


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.37 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.293

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.
Monogram to left of cross CONOB in exergue
VICTORIA AVGUS

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