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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2274. Estimate $600. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HERACLIUS. 610-641 AD. AV Solidus (4.29 gm). Uncertain mint. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P P AV, crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above, exergual line below / VICTORIA AVGU, cross potent on three steps; B/CONOB. DOC II 187 var. (officina? mark; Alexandria); MIB 77 var. (same; Cyprus); BN 2, 4 var. (same; Alexandria); SB 851 var. (same; Jerusalem). EF. Rare. ($600)

It is uncertain which mint issued this enigmatic coin, the proposals of scholars being Alexandria, Cyprus, Constantinople, or possibly even a temporary mint set up at Jerusalem.