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Live auction - bby_469780 - HERACLIUS and HERACLIUS CONSTANTINE Solidus

HERACLIUS and HERACLIUS CONSTANTINE Solidus AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 410 €
Maximum bid : 480 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 16:14:06
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Solidus
Date: 626-629
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1.000 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beaux portraits au droit. Petite croix au revers. Bien venu à la frappe

Obverse


Obverse legend : DD NN HERACLIYS ET HERA CONST PP A.
Obverse description : Bustes de face vus à mi-corps d'Héraclius à gauche et d'Héraclius Constantin à droite couronnés et vêtus de la chlamyde ; Héraclius est barbu ; le buste d’Héraclius Constantin est plus large ; au milieu au-dessus, une croisette.
Obverse translation : “Dominori Nostri Heraclius et Heraclius Constantinus Perpetui Augusti”, (Nos seigneurs Héraclius et Héraclius Constantin augustes).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIA - AVGYA/ -|-// CONOB.
Reverse description : Croix potencée posée sur trois degrés.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (Victoire de l’auguste).

Historical background


HERACLIUS and HERACLIUS CONSTANTIN

(22/01/613-4/07/638)

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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