Byzantine Empire // Heraclius Gold Solidus, 613-641 AD // The True Cross
Byzantine Empire. Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 613-641 AD. Gold solidus, Constantinople mint. Facing busts of Heraclius with short beard, hair almost straight, on left, and Heraclius Constantine (bust much smaller), beardless on right, both wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross; cross between their heads, dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AVG / The True Cross on three steps, VICTORIA AVGU and officina letter B; mintmark CONOB. Great detail, graded Extremely Fine!
2.25"L x .375"W x 3.375"H
— Ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY
— ref: DOC II 8i; MIB III 8a; SB 738.
— Measures 18mm
— Weight: 4.39 g
— Slabbed & Certified By NGC
— This piece is accompanied by a hand-signed certificate of authenticity which includes all the details, culture, dating, motifs/inscriptions when applicable, historical relevance, & provenance.
Yes, it is a Byzantine gold solidus (coin).
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