Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine.
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 836. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
610-641. AV Solidus (4.51 g, 7h). Uncertain eastern mint. Struck 613-618 or later. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP, crowned, draped, and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, with short beard, and Heraclius Constantine, beardless; cross above / VICTORIA AVGU, cross potent on three steps; A//CONOB. DOC II 188a1 (Alexandria); MIB III 77 (Cyprus?); SB 852 (Jerusalem). EF, shallow scratches on obverse, slight die shift on reverse.
From the Mark Poncin Collection. Ex Elsen 83 (12 March 2005), lot 730.
For a discussion of these solidi, see S. Bendall, “The Byzantine Coinage of the Mint of Jerusalem” in RN 2003, pp. 319-20.