Heraclius

610-641

Heraclius saved the Empire from utter destruction by the Persians and laid the foundations of the Medieval Byzantine State. Unfortunately, he lived to witness the beginnings of the Arab onslaught which would undo much of his work. Reprinted from Freeman & Sear

AU Solidus


SB 719, DO II 11, MIB II 3 AU Solidus Obv: DNERACΛICONSVΛIIΓ - Facing busts of Heraclius, to left, beardless, and his father the Exarch, bearded, on right; both are bare-headed and wearing consular robes, cross between heads.
Rev: VICTORIACONSABIA - Cross potent on three steps.



SB 730, DO II 2 AU Solidus Obv: NhRACLISPPA - Draped and cuirassed bust facing with short beard, wearing plumed helmet and crown with cross, holding cross in right hand.
Rev: VICTORIAAVSI Exe: CONOB - Cross Potent on two steps. 610-613.



SB 731 AU Solidus Obv: NHERACLISPPAVI - Facing crowned bust.
Rev: VICTORIAAV Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on three steps.



SB 734, DO II 8 AU Solidus Obv: DDNNhERACLISETHERACONSTANTPPAVG - Busts of Heraclius (left) and Heraclius Constantine facing, each wearing chlamys and jeweled crown.
Rev: VICTORIAAVC Exe: CONOB - Cross Potent on three steps. 613-638 (Constantinople).



SB 737, DO II 10 AU Solidus Obv: ddNNhERACIIUSEThERACONSTPPAV - Crowned facing bust of Heraclius and his son; their crowns decorated.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGU Exe: I/CONOB - Cross on steps; I in right field. 613-616 (Constantinople).



SB 738, DO II 13 AU Solidus Obv: NNHERACLIuSEThERACONSTPPAV - Crowned busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross between their heads.
Rev: VICTORIAAS Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. 616-625 (Constantinople). $270 9/19/01.



SB 738, DO II 13d, Hahn 11 AU Solidus Obv: NNHERACLIuSEThERACONSTPPAV - Crowned busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross between their heads.
Rev: VICTORIAA Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. 616-625 (Constantinople).



SB 739, DO II 14d, Hahn 14 AU Solidus Obv: NNHERACLIuSEThERACONSTPPAV - Crowned busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross between their heads.
Rev: VICTORIAA Exe: I/CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. 616-615 (Constantinople).



SB 743, DO II 20, MIB 21 AU Solidus Obv: NNHERACLIuSEThERACONSTPPAV - Busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine (older portrait) facing, both wearing simple crowns; cross above.
Rev: VICTORIAAV Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. 626-629 (Constantinople).



SB 749, MIB III 29, DO II 26 AU Solidus Obv: Crowned facing busts of Heraclius on left and Heraclius Constantine on right; crown above.
Rev: Cross potent on three steps. 629-632 (Constantinopolis).



SB 751 AU Solidus Obv: NNhERACLISEThERACONSPPAVC - To left bust of Heraclius facing, with long beard and whiskers, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet; to right bust of Heraclius Constantine facing, with slight beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet; between heads, cross.
Rev: VICTORIAAVS Exe: (monogram)/CONOB - Cross potent on base and three steps. (Constantinople).



SB 758 AU Solidus Obv: Heraclius standing facing with Heraclius Constantine to right and Heraclonas to left, each holding a globus cruciger; cross in left field. (sons represented as smaller effigies).
Rev: (monogram)/VICTORIAAYGYH - Cross potent on base and three steps. c.632-635 (Constantinople).



SB 758, DO 33d, Hahn 39 AU Solidus Obv: Heraclius standing facing with Heraclius Constantine to right and Heraclonas to left, each holding a globus cruciger; cross in left field (sons represented as smaller effigies).
Rev: (monogram)/VICTORIAAYGYS - Cross potent on base and three steps. c.632-635 (Constantinople).



SB 764, DO II 39 AU Solidus Obv: Heraclius flanked by Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas facing, each holding globus.
Rev: VICTORIAAV Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on three steps; monogram in left field, A in right. 639-641 (Constantinople). $165 9/25/02.



SB 767, DO II 41b, Hahn 48 AU Solidus Obv: Heraclius standing facing with Heraclius Constantine to right and Heraclonas to left, each holding a globus cruciger (all three same size).
Rev: VICTORIAAVB Exe: (monogram)/IB/CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. 639-641 (Constantinople).



SB 767, DO II 41 AU Solidus Obv: Heraclius standing facing with Heraclius Constantine to right and Heraclonas to left, each holding a globus cruciger (all three same size).
Rev: VICTORIAAV Exe: (monogram)/IB/CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. 639-641 (Constantinople). $200 9/25/02.



SB 769 AU Solidus Obv: Heraclius standing facing with Heraclius Constantine to right and Heraclonas to left, each holding a globus cruciger (all three same size).
Rev: VICTORIAAVΓ Exe: (monogram)/CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. 639-641 (Constantinople). $320 5/21/03.



SB 769, DO 43c, Hahn 50 AU Solidus Obv: Heraclius standing facing with Heraclius Constantine to right and Heraclonas to left, each holding a globus cruciger (all three same size).
Rev: VICTORIAAVΔ Exe: (monogram)/CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. 639-641 (Constantinople).



SB 770, DO II 44, MIB 53 (Heraclonas) AU Solidus Obv: Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine on left and Heraclonas on right facing, each holding globus cruciger.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGU Exe: (monogram)/E/CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. c.639-641 (Constantinople). $300 1/16/02.



SB 775, DO II 12 AU Solidus Obv: Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above.
Rev: VICTORIAAV Exe: OB+ - Cross on steps. 613-616 (Constantinople). $350 9/19/01.



SB 822v, MIB 81.3 AU Solidus Obv: dNhERACLIUSPPAVI - Helmeted facing bust holding cross.
Rev: VICTORIAAVCC Exe: C+N+B - Cross potent on three steps. [SB 822 is for CONOB exergue]. 610-613.



SB 851, DO II 187 AU Solidus Obv: NNHERACLIVSETHERACONST - Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above, exergual line below.
Rev: VICTORIAAVSVI Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on three steps.



SB 852, MIB III 77, DO II 188a AU Solidus Obv: NNHERACLIVSETHERACONS - Facing crowned busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, cross between their heads.
Rev: VICTORIAAVSVI Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on three steps. 613-614 (Syria).



SB 867, DO II 220 AU Solidus Obv: dNERACOMTPP(indictional year mark) - Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine.
Rev: VICTORIAAVCC(indictional year mark) Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on steps. c.625-627 (Carthage). $250 5/22/02.



SB 881, MIB III 102 AU Solidus Obv: Heraclius standing, facing, holding cross on globe; Heraclius Constantine standing to right and Heraclonas standing on left.
Rev: VICTORIAAGG Exe: (monogram)/CONOB - Cross potent on steps. (Syracuse).



SB 896, MIB III 110a, DO II 271c AU Solidus Obv: DDNHRACLIVSETHERACONSTPP - Heraclius and and Heraclius Constantine crowned, draped and cuirassed facing busts; cross above.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG - Cross potent on base and three steps. (



Unlisted SB, Bendall SM 157 AU Solidus Obv: ddNNhERACLYSEtERACONStPPAV - Facing busts of Heraclius, with short beard, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, beardless, on right, wearing chlamys and crown ornamented with trefoil.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGU Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on base and three steps.


AU Semissis


SB 784, DO II 51b, MIB III 70 AU Semissis Obv: dNhRACLIVSPPAVI - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Cross potent on globe. 610-613 (Constantinople). $175 9/25/02.



SB 785, DO II 52 AU Semissis Obv: dNhRACLISPPAV - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right with slight beard.
Rev: VICTORIAAV - Cross potent on globus. 610-613 (Constantinople). $185 9/25/02.



SB 899, DO II 52 AU Semissis Obv: DNHERACLIVSPPAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; cross above front of diadem.
Rev: VICTORAAIVSCRII Exe: CONOB - Cross potent on circle containing pellet; three pellets in shape of Γ right. $625 5/22/02.


AU Tremissis


SB 786, DO II 53b AU Tremissis Obv: hRACLIUSPPAVI - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right with slight beard.
Rev: VICTORIAAV Exe: CONOB - Cross potent. 610-613 (Constantinople). $479 3/16/05.



SB 787, DO II 54 AU Tremissis Obv: hRACLISPPAV - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right with slight beard.
Rev: VICTORIAAV - Cross potent. 613-641 (Constantinople).



SB 881h, DO II 53 AU Tremissis Obv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGV Exe: CONOB - Cross potent. 610-613 (Sicily). $375 5/22/02.



SB 902, MIB III X10 AU Tremissis Obv: DNHERACLIVSPPAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTOR Exe: CONOB - Cross potent. 637-641 (Ravenna).


AU Half Tremissis


Unlisted Half Tremissis Obv: DNHERACLIVSPPAV - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAV Exe: CONOB - Cross potent. 610-613 (Constantinople).


AR Miliaresion


SB 789, DO II 58, MIB 129 Miliaresion Obv: ddNNhERACLIYSETERACOnSTPP - Heraclius, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, standing facing, each wearing crown with cross; Heraclius holds long cross in right hand and Victory, who crowns him, in the left, while his son holds a globus cruciger in his right hand.
Rev: Cross potent on globe above three steps; on either side, palm-branch. c.620 (Constantinopolis).


AR Hexagram


SB 795 AR Hexagram Obv: Heraclius flanked by Heraclius Constantine on left and Heraclonas on right facing, each holding globus cruciger.
Rev: Cross potent on globe above three steps.



SB 798, DO II 64 AR Hexagram Obv: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine enthroned facing.
Rev: Cross on globe on steps; K to right. 615-638 (Constantinople).



SB 803, DO II 68 AR Hexagram Obv: Heraclius flanked by Heraclius Constantine on left and Heraclonas on right facing, each holding globus cruciger.
Rev: Cross potent on globe above three steps. 637-638 (Constantinople).


AR Half Siliqua


SB 803, DO II 233v, MIB III 149 AR Half Siliqua Obv: DNERACLIOPPAV - Crowned facing bust.
Rev: Crowned busts of Heraclius Constantine and Martina. (Carthage).



SB 870, DO II 232, MIB III 148 AR Half Siliqua Obv: Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above.
Rev: AGVSTI - Cross potent on three steps over dot. 613-617 (Carthage).


AE Follis


SB 722, DO II 16, MIB III 193 AE Follis Obv: Facing busts of the exarch Heraclius and his son.
Rev: Large M Exe: /ALEZAND - Cross above, regnal date to right, ANNO to left. 608-610 (Alexandretta). $450 4/1/01.



SB 845, DO II 181, MIB III 193 AE Follis Obv: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, holding standing facing, both wearing chlamys and crowns, and holding globus crucigers; cross above.
Rev: Large M Exe: A/SLISU - Chi-Ro above, regnal date to right, ANNO to left. (Seleucia Isauria).



SB 845, DO II 181b, MIB III 193 AE Follis Obv: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, holding standing facing, both wearing chlamys and crowns, and holding globus crucigers; cross above.
Rev: Large M Exe: B/SLISU - Chi-Ro above, regnal date to right, ANNO to left. (Seleucia Isauria).



SB 848, MIB III 196 AE Follis Obv: Crowned busts of Heraclius and son.
Rev: Large M Exe: /ISAYR - Cross above, regnal date to right, ANNO to left. (Isauria). $300 9/25/02.



SB 883, DO II 242 AE Follis Obv: Crowned busts of Heraclius and son (Countermarked).
Rev: Counterrmarked busts as obverse and Exe: SCL. (Syracuse).



SB 884, DO II 243 AE Follis Obv: Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above.
Rev: Monogram and SCs. (Syracuse).



SB 911, DO II 285 AE Follis Obv: Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above.
Rev: XX to left and to right with star in between Exe: RAV - ANNO above. (Ravenna).



Unlisted SB, MIB X24 AE Follis Obv: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine standing facing.
Rev: Large M Exe: /NEA - Cross above, regnal date to right, ANNO to left. (Neapolis in Palestine). $350 5/21/03.


AE Three-Quarter Follis


SB 827, DO II 152 AE Three-Quarter Follis Obv: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine standing facing.
Rev: Large Δ with cross atop and smaller Δ within Exe: θC. [The CON reading up on right side of reverse of coin pictured is a vestigial mintmark from overstrike on earlier Follis]. (Thessalonica). $1,400 5/21/03.


AE Half Follis


SB 846, MIB II 194 AE Half Follis Obv: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine draped busts facing; cross above.
Rev: Large K Exe: /SEL - Cross above, regnal date to right, ANNO to left. (Seleucia Isauria).



SB 922, DO II 301 AE Half Follis Obv: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine standing facing.
Rev: Large K Exe: - Cross above, regnal date to right, ANNO to left. (Ravenna). $350 5/21/03.



SB 924, MIB II 17 AE Half Follis Obv: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine busts facing, each wearing a consular robe; cross above.
Rev: Large K Exe: A - Cross above, regnal date to right, ANNO to left. (Alexandretta).


AE 12 Nummi


SB 856, DO II 192 12 Nummi Obv: Crowned facing bust of Heraclius; star in left field, crescent in right.
Rev: Cross potent on globe between large I B.


AE 10 Nummi


SB 832, DO II 133 Decanummium Obv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Large I Exe: TES; ANNO to left, cross above and regnal date to right. (Thessalonica).



SB 885, DO II 250 Decanummium Obv: Crowned facing bust, holding globus cruciger.
Rev: Large I Exe: CAT; ANNO to left, regnal date to right. (Catania).


AE 6 Nummi


SB 862 Six Nummi Obv: Cross on potent.
Rev: Large S. (Alexandria). $31 8/13/04.


AE 2 Nummi


SB 717, MIB III 15 Two Nummi Obv: Crowned, draped facing bust, dot on either side.
Rev: Large B with dot on either side. (Carthage).