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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Heraclean Dynasty| > |Heraclius| > SH69985
Byzantine Empire, Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Heraclonas, 632 - 641 A.D.
In April 637, Jerusalem became one of the Arab Caliphate's first conquests. The Rashidun Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab personally went to the city to receive its submission and prayed on the Temple Mount. Umar ibn al-Khattab also allowed the Jews back into the city and freedom to live and worship. Sixty years later the Dome of the Rock was built, a structure enshrining a stone from which Muhammad is said to have ascended to heaven during the Isra. The oldest part of Jerusalem was settled in the 4th millennium B.C., making it one of the oldest cities in the world. During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.Dome of the Rock
SH69985. Gold solidus, Morrisson BnF 4; Hahn MIB 43; SBCV 762; DOC II part 1, 37 var. (1st officina not listed); Wroth BMC -; Sommer -, gVF, graffiti on reverse, 1st officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.412g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 180o, c. 636 - 637; obverse Heraclius with his sons, all stand facing holding globus cruciger in right; Heraclius with mustache, long beard, and crown; Heraclius Constantine (on right) beardless wearing crown; Heraclonas (on left) wearing plain cap, cross above his head; reverse VICTORIA AVGu A (victory of the Emperor, 1st officina), cross potent on three steps, Heraclian monogram left, I right, CONOB+ in exergue; rare; SOLD










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