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bby_504600 - HERACLIUS and HERACLIUS CONSTANTINE Demi-silique

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Type : Demi-silique
Date: 613-614
Mint name / Town : Carthage
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,43 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [ERAC-LI].
Obverse description : Bustes couronnés d’Héraclius et d’Héraclius Constantin couronnés de face, vêtus de la chlamyde ; au milieu, au-dessus, une croix.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Heraclius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Héraclius perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : AGV-STI.
Reverse description : Croix posée sur trois degrés ; grènetis circulaire.


Ce type ne présente pas de globule sous les degrés au revers. Il est parfois attribué au règne très court d’Héraclius Constantin et d’Héraclonas en 641 (janvier-octobre). La chronologie du règne d’Héraclius a été largement revue et modifiée. Sur notre exemplaire les deux bustes sont imberbes alors que normalement celui d’Heraclius est barbu.

Historical background



Heraclius was prefect of Africa since the reign of Maurice Tiberius. With his son, also named Heraclius, he rebelled against the tyranny of Phocas. Sedition broke out in the summer of 608 and quickly Héracliides contrôlèrent Carthage and Alexandria and Cyprus. October 4, 610, Heraclius landed at Constantinople overthrew Phocas and put him to death. The reign of Heraclius began badly. The Sassanids occupied Asia Minor and Jerusalem in particular. From 622, Heraclius took the offensive and Jerusalem once again became Christian in 628. Heraclius recovered the true cross, symbol of the new type of solidus. He married Martine, his niece, his second wife. She was the mother of Héraclonas, born in 626, created Caesar in 630, associated to the throne in 638. After the death of Heraclius, 11 January 641, Heraclius Constantine disappeared in turn 20 April 641. He is the son of Martine, Héraclonas, who ascended the throne. From September, Héraclonas was forced to crown his nephew Constans as co-emperor. It was introduced in October, mutilated and exiled with his mother in Rhodes.

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