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    Mint State Eastern Mint Unlisted Officina Heraclean Solidus

    Heraclius (AD 610-641), with Heraclius Constantine. AV solidus (22mm, 4.37 gm, 7h). NGC MS 5/5 - 3/5, clipped. Uncertain eastern mint, possibly Jerusalem, Alexandria on Cyprus, 2nd officina, AD 613-618. d d N N hЄRACLIЧS ЄT hЄRA CONST P P AV, facing busts of Heraclius, bearded (on left) and Heraclius Constantine, smaller and beardless (on right), each wearing chlamys and elaborate crown; cross above / VICTORIA-AVΣЧ B, cross potent on small globe on four steps; CONOB below. cf. Sear 852 (Jerusalem) (unlisted officina). DOC 2.1, 188 (Alexandria) (unlisted officina). MIB 77 (Cyprus). Deeply struck on a broad flan with crisp incredibly detailed portraits and crowns.

    The attribution of this scarce solidus type to Jerusalem is no longer widely accepted, although an Eastern military mint is considered certain.


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    January, 2019
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