HERACLIUS, with HERACLIUS CONSTANTINE and HERACLONAS.
|Sale: CNG 67, Lot: 1865. Estimate $200.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2004.
Sold For $280. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
610-641 AD. AV Solidus (4.38 gm). Constantinople mint. Dated IY 10 (636/7 AD). Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Heraclonas (uncrowned) standing facing, each holding globus cruciger (the crowns of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine topped with trefoils); cross above / Cross potent on three steps; monogram in left field, I (date) in right; Q
/CONOB. DOC II 36; MIB III 42; SB 761. EF, slightly clipped. ($200)
It is unknown why sometimes the crowns of the emperor and his elder son are topped with crosses and sometimes with trefoils. On this particular coin the engraver could not make up his mind; there is both a cross and a trefoil on the crown of Heraclius.