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Solidus (Coin) of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine

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Date:

629-632

Artist:

Byzantine, minted in Constantinople

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Heraclius and his son Heraclius Constantine wearing crowns.
On the back (reverse) a cross is shown atop three steps.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Byzantine

Title

Solidus (Coin) of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine

Place

Byzantine Empire (Minted in)

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Struck 629 CE–632 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: dd NN hERACLIUS ET HERA[CONS]T PP AV Reverse: VICTORIA AV?? Γ / CONOB

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.1 cm (7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Roy Evan Barr

Reference Number

1976.29

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