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Byzantine Empire, Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine, 23 January 613 - 11 January 641 A.D.
This coin is unusual and possibly unique because it was struck with small dies on a larger older coin, resulting in an appearance similar to countermarking. Other coins were struck in Sicily for Heraclius with countermark-like dies, but not with these types. This coin may have been struck under Constans II vice Heraclius.
SH68126. Bronze half follis
, for Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine: cf. DOC II
1, 124; for Constans
II and Constantine IV: cf. DOC II
2, 94, F, overstruck
off-center, 1st officina
?) mint, weight
3.329g, maximum diameter
23.1mm, die axis
Heraclius (or Constans
II?), on left, wearing military dress, long cross
in right and akakia
in left; Heraclius Constantine (or Constantine IV), on right (mostly off flan
), wearing chlamys
, globus cruciger
in right; reverse
large K (20 nummi), ANNO left, X[?] right, A below; unique(?)
Catalog current as of Sunday, April 22, 2018.
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