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Home > Catalog > Byzantine Coins > Heraclean Dynasty > Heraclius > SH17772
Byzantine Empire, Heraclius, 5 October 610 - 11 January 641 A.D
Heraclius came to power through revolt against the tyrannical Focas. He defeated the Sassanid Persians, but this only facilitated Arab conquest of Persia and the eastern Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines lost Syria and Palestine before Heraclius died and Egypt fell soon after.
SH17772. Gold tremissis, SBCV 787; DOC II part 1, 54; Wroth BMC 95, gF, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 1.415g, maximum diameter 15.2mm, die axis 180o, obverse d N hERACLIuS t pp AV, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVGYS (victoy of the Emperor), cross potent, CoNoB in exergue; light scratches; SOLD

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