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Heraclius: October 5, 610-January 11, 641
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Heraclius, AV Solidus, 610-641, Constantinople
[d N N] hERAC_lI PER AVG
Draped, cuirassed bust facing with short beard, wearing crown with pendilia and plume, cross in right hand
VICTORIA-AVVu
Cross potent on two steps
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.30g
SB 729A variant

Note: Sear lists 729A with obverse legend ending in AV and no varieties ending in AVG with no officina letter.


Heraclius, AV Solidus, 610-641, Constantinople, Officina 5
d N hERACLI_ЧS P P AVG
Draped, cuirassed bust facing with short beard, wearing crown with pendilia and plume, cross in right hand
VICTORIA-AVVЧ E
Cross potent on three steps
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 21mm
SB 731

Note: Encapsulated by ANACS and graded AU-58


Heraclius, AV Solidus, 613-638, Constantinople, Officina 5
d d N N hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P P AV
Facing busts of Heraclius, with short beard, on left and Heraclius Constantine, smaller and beardless, on right, each wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross, cross in upper field between their heads
VICTORIA-AVVu E
Cross potent on three steps
I in right field
CONOB in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 4.47g
SB 737


Heraclius, AV Solidus, 616-625, Constantinople, Officina 5
d d N N hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P P AV
Facing busts of Heraclius, with short beard, on left and Heraclius Constantine, smaller and beardless, on right, each wearing chlamys and simple crown with cross on circlet, cross in upper field between their heads
VICTORIA-AVVu E
Cross potent on three steps
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.45g
SB 738


Heraclius, AV Solidus, 616-625, Constantinople, Officina 5
d d N N hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P P AV (AV ligate)
Facing busts of Heraclius, with short beard, on left and Heraclius Constantine, smaller and beardless, on right, each wearing chlamys and simple crown with cross on circlet, cross in upper field between their heads
VICTORIA-AVςЧ E
Cross potent on three steps
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.43g
SB 738


Heraclius, AV Solidus, 616-625, Constantinople, Officina 8
d d N N hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P P AV
Facing busts of Heraclius, with short beard, on left and Heraclius Constantine, smaller and beardless, on right, each wearing chlamys and simple crown with cross on circlet, cross in upper field between their heads
VICTORIA-AVVu H
Cross potent on three steps
CONOB in exergue
20mm, 4.48g
SB 738; DOC 13g; MIB 11; Tolstoi 150

Note: CoA from David Sear on August 31, 2006 grading this specimen as "EF/good VF with some weakness in the striking, possibly overstruck". Looking at the obverse, this coin is clearly overstruck as there is part of a portrait in the upper field at 12 o'clock.


Heraclius, AV Solidus, 610-641, Constantinople, Officina 3
Heraclius in center with long beard and moustache, Heraclius Constantine on right, Heraclonas on left, all standing facing, each with globus cruciger in right hand and wearing chlamys, both Heraclii wearing crowns, Heraclonas wearing cap with a cross in the field above
VICTORIA-AVVu G
Cross potent on three steps
Monogram 21 in left field, q in right field
CONOB in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.62g
SB 759


Heraclius, AV Solidus, 610-641, Constantinople, Officina 9
Heraclius in center with long beard and moustache, Heraclius Constantine on right, Heraclonas on left, all standing facing, each with globus cruciger in right hand and wearing chlamys, both Heraclii wearing crowns, Heraclonas wearing cap with a cross in the field above
VICTORIA-AVVu q
Cross potent on three steps
Monogram 21 in left field, b in right field
CONOBL in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 4.44g
SB 768


Heraclius, AV Semissis, 610-613, Constantinople, Officina 5
d N hERACLI_US PP AVI
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVGU E
Cross potent on globus
17mm x 21mm, 2.23g
SB 784; MIB 71a; DOC 51b; BMC 82; Tolstoi 18; CBN 79

Note: Authenticated by David Sear on December 12, 2005 and described as "EF and scarce, through struck a little off-center on a spread flan


Heraclius, AR Hexagram, 615-638, Constantinople
dd NN hERACLIЧS Et hERA CONSt
Heraclius on left and Heraclius Constantine on right, seated facing on double-throne, each holding globus cruciger in right hand, small cross between
dEЧS AdIЧtA ROmANIS
Cross-potent on globe above three steps
22mm, 6.65g
SB 795


Heraclius, AR Hexagram, 615-638, Constantinople
dd.NN. hERACLIЧS Et hERA.CONSt
Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine enthroned facing, each holding globus cruciger, small cross between
dEЧS AdIЧtA ROmANIS
Cross-potent on globe with three steps; Ito left, K to right
24mm, 6.50g
SB 798


Heraclius, AE Follis, 612/613, Year 3, Constantinople, Officina 4
d d N N hERAC-Et hERA CONST
Heraclius, bearded (at left) and Heraclius Constantine (at right) standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, each with globus cruciger in right hand, cross between their heads
Large M, A/N/N/O to left, Chi-Rho above, II / I to right, D below
CON in exergue
SB 805

Note: Overstruck on follis with obverse of cuirassed facing bust, cross in right hand


Heraclius, AE Follis, 612/613, Year 3, Constantinople, Officina ?
d d N N hERAC-Et hERA CONST P P A
Heraclius, bearded (at left) and Heraclius Constantine (at right) standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, each with globus cruciger in right hand, cross between their heads
Large M, A/N/N/O to left, Chi-Rho above, II / I to right, ? below
CON? in exergue
30mm x 32mm, 11.56g
SB 805

Note: Overstruck on undermined follis


Heraclius, AE Follis, 627/628, Year 18, Constantinople, Officina 4
(No legend)
Heraclius (in center), Heraclius Constantine (on right) and Empress Martina (on left) all standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, each holding globus cruciger in right hand
Large M, monogram 23 to left, ANNO / cross above, X / V / II to right, D below, no exergual line
CON in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 5.80g
SB 808


Heraclius, AE Follis, 627/628, Year 18, Constantinople, Officina 1
(No legend)
Heraclius (in center), Heraclius Constantine (on right) and Empress Martina (on left) all standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, each holding globus cruciger in right hand
Large M, monogram 23 to left, ANNO / cross above, X / V / II to right, A below
CON in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 5.05g
SB 808


Heraclius, AE Follis, 629-641, Constantinople, Officina 1
Heraclius on left with long beard and moustache, wearing crown and military dress, holding long cross; Heraclius Constantine on right with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger; both standing facing, cross between their heads
Large M, A/N/N/O to left, monogram 21 above, A below, CON in exergue
20mm x 25mm, 6.65g
SB 810

Note: Monogram listing is in Sear Byzantine, p. 32


Heraclius, AE Follis, 613/614, Year 4, Nicomedia, Officina 1
d d N N hERACLIuS-Et hERA CONST
Heraclius, bearded (at left) and Heraclius Constantine (at right) standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, each with globus cruciger in right hand, cross between their heads
Large M, A/N/N/O to left, cross above, II / II to right, A below
NIKO in exergue
32mm x 34mm, 11.82g
SB 834

Note: The die for this coin only needed a 25mm flan, so the overstrike on the host follis of Phocas leaves quite a bit of the undertype remaining on the obverse.


Heraclius, Follis, 612/613, Year 3, Cyzicus, Officina 2
d N hRACLI-PERP AVG
Helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, shield in left hand, globus cruciger in right
Large M, A/N/N/O to left, cross above, II / I to right, B below
KYZ in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 9.74g
SB 839

Note: This coin is overstruck on another coin, however, the host coin cannot be determined


Heraclius, AE Follis, 625-630, Cyzicus, Officina 1
(No legend)
Heraclius (in center), Heraclius Constantine (on right) and Empress Martina (on left) all standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, each holding globus cruciger in right hand
Large M, monogram 24 to left, ANNO / cross above, regnal year (softly struck and not visible) to right, A below, no exergual line
KYZ in exergue
22mm x 29mm, 7.29g
SB 841


Heraclius, AR Half Siliqua, 617-641, Carthage
D N eRAC_LIO P P G
Crowned, draped, cuirassed bust facing, beardless
(No legend)
Facing busts of Heraclius Constantine on left, wearing crown and chlamys; and Martina wearing crown with long pendilia and robes
11mm x 12mm, 0.66g
SB 871; DOC II 233; MIB III 149
Ex CNG

Note: This example uses the Latin L in the obverse legend, despite using the Greek E.


Heraclius, AE 20 Nummi or Half Follis, 621-641, Carthage
D N E_RACLIO P P A
Helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, bearded, holding globus cruciger in right hand
Large XX, * left, cross above, large pellet between, e right
Exergue line with three pellets on it, KRTS in exergue
16mm, 5.15g
SB 874
Ex Frank Robinson Mail Bid #60, Lot 504; Ex Numismatic Fine Arts


Heraclius, AE Follis, 630-641, Sicily
(No legend)
Facing busts of Heraclius on left, with long beard and moustache and Heraclius Constantine on right with short beard, each wearing crown and chlamys, cross between their heads, all within oval punch stamped on obverse of Heraclius follis, type 810
Monogram 22 to left, SCs to right, line above, within oval punch stamped on reverse
23mm x 28mm, 7.79g
SB 884

Note: The punch countermarks are overstruck on a Heraclius follis of Constantinople from year 22 of his reign, with all of the critical devices on the reverse still intact to attribute the coin specifically to SB 810 as the host.