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92161
92, Lot: 161. Estimate $75.
Sold for $130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HERACLIUS. 610-641 AD. Æ 12 nummi (18mm, 7.84 g). Alexandria mint. Struck during the Persian occupation, 618-628 AD. Crowned facing Persian style bust, cross on crown; star in left field, crescent in right / Large I B, cross potent on globe; ALEX. DOC II 191; MIB III 202b; SB 855. VF, brown and green patina.

This interesting bronze coin was struck during the Sasanian occupation of Egypt, 618-628, and pays homage to the Sasanian king by its use of a Persian style portrait on the obverse.