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Gold coins of Heraclius Byzantine Emperor

October 5 610 through January 11 641

The founder of the greatest dynasty of all Byzantine rulers.  It the time of his accessession to the throne the empire was in ruins.  Through careful planning and usage of resources, Heraclius re-established the empire by 622 with the defeat of Khusru II.  He restored the Holy Cross in Jerusalem as a indication of his victory.  Through is military and financial gains, he laided the ground work for the many that came to follow him.

 

Two and a Half Solidus

Constantinople

W-1    DO-NA   Sear-728   Berk-NA    MIB-NA

 

Solidus

Constantinople

W-1    DO-1    Sear-729   Berk-114   MIB-1a
W-2    DO-NA   Sear-729a  Berk-NA    MIB-1b
W-3    DO-NA   Sear-729b  Berk-NA    MIB-2
W-4    DO-2    Sear-730   Berk-NA    MIB-3
W-5    DO-NA   Sear-730a  Berk-NA    MIB-4
W-6    DO-3    Sear-731   Berk-115   MIB-5

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W6, S-731, DOC-3, Berk-115, MIB-5, R-1278, BMC-2, BN-3
Weight in Grams - 4.42g
Diameter - 19.9 mm
Die Axis - 182°
Accepted Striking Period - 610 - 613
Officinae - I
Obverse Image - Facing bust of Heraclius, with short beard, draped and cuirassed, wearing plumed helmet, hold cross on left
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUI, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete, with weakness on left lettering on both sides
Flan Quality - Good, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Slight encrustations at mouth of Heraclius on obverse
Desirability - Must Have
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from CNG - November 1993
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $350.00 - $500.00

 

 
W-7    DO-4    Sear-732   Berk-116   MIB-6a
W-8    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-6b

Byzant gold coin Byzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W8, S-732v, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-6a (Same Dies), R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.50g
Diameter - 20.4 mm
Die Axis - 190°
Accepted Striking Period - 610 - 613
Officinae - E
Obverse Image - Facing bust of Heraclius, with short beard, draped and cuirassed, wearing plumed helmet, hold cross on left
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps, with Monogram in right field that is a combination of an 'N' and a 'A'
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUI, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete, with weakness on right lettering of obverse
Flan Quality - Good, 90% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (FDC)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Nothing noted other than exceptional condition
Desirability - Low
Rarity - Very Rare (5 to 10 known) (I can only trace 4 other examples all in museums. Hunt, Ratto and Kapamadji did not own one!)
Provenance - Purchased from Leu Numismatik Sale 75, Lot 1630 - October 1999
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $2500.00 - $3500.00

 


W-9    DO-NA   Sear-733   Berk-NA    MIB-7
W-10   DO-8    Sear-734   Berk-117   MIB-8a

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W10, S-734, DOC-8, Berk-117, MIB-8a, R-1358, BMC-10, BN-12
Weight in Grams - 4.51g
Diameter - 21.2 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 613 - 616
Officinae - A
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUA, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished, light die rust on reverse
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness in lettering of obverse (as normal)
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Light die rust on reverse at top of Cross Potent
Desirability - Must Have
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Italo Vecchi Sale 10, Lot 1260 - Marchl 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $350.00 - $500.00

 

 


W-11   DO-8j   Sear-734   Berk-118   MIB-8a3

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople (Even though there is some evidence now that these are from Cyprus/Jerusalem)
Reference Information - W11, S-734v, DOC-NA, Berk-118, MIB-8a3, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.45g
Diameter - 21.3 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 613 - 616
Officinae - Z
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller, a Cross between their heads and an exergual line below their busts
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on Four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUZ, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete, with double striking on reverse and slight weakness on right side of obverse
Flan Quality - Fine, 90% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Noticeable double striking on reverse and  a slightly misshapen flan
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Scarce (50 to 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - June 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $750.00 - $1000.00

 


W-12   DO-NA   Sear-735   Berk-NA    MIB-8b
W-13   DO-9    Sear-736   Berk-NA    MIB-9

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W13, S-736, DOC-9, Berk-NA, MIB-9, R-1361, BMC-NA, BN-14
Weight in Grams - 4.41g
Diameter - 20.1 mm
Die Axis - 185°
Accepted Striking Period - 613 - 616
Officinae - E
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUA, CONOB in exergue, with an N in right field
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness in lettering of right side of obverse (as normal)
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die crack on right side of Heraclius Constantine for about 4 mm
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from William Youngerman - November 1993
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $350.00 - $500.00

 

 


W-14   DO-10   Sear-737   Berk-119   MIB-10

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople (Even though there is some evidence now that these are from Cyprus/Jerusalem)
Reference Information - W14, S-737 var, DOC-10 var, Berk-119, MIB-10 var, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.47g
Diameter - 21.4 mm
Die Axis - 190°
Accepted Striking Period - 613 - 616
Officinae - H
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller, a Cross between their heads and an exergual line below their busts
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUH, CONOB in exergue, with an I in right field
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness in lettering on right side of obverse (as normal)
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Two light die lines between heads on obverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Scarce (50 to 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - June 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $750.00 - $1000.00

 


W-15   DO-13   Sear-738   Berk-120   MIB-11
W-16   DO-NA   Sear-738   Berk-NA    MIB-12
W-17   DO-14   Sear-739   Berk-121   MIB-14
W-18   DO-15   Sear-740   Berk-NA    MIB-16
W-19   DO-16   Sear-741   Berk-NA    MIB-20
W-20   DO-NA   Sear-741a  Berk-NA    MIB-13
W-21   DO-NA   Sear-741b  Berk-NA    MIB-15
W-22   DO-NA   Sear-741c  Berk-NA    MIB-NA
W-23   DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-NA

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W23, S-NA, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-NA, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.39g
Diameter - 21.2 mm
Die Axis - 185°
Accepted Striking Period - 613 - 616 (?)
Officinae - Retrograde S
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGU(retrograde S), CONOB in exergue, with a doubled delta in right field
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness in lettering of obverse (as normal)
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal
Overall Condition Rating - Extra Fine (XF)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Doubled delta in right field
Desirability - High
Rarity - Extremely Rare (1 of 2 known, the other was sold at Sotheby's London auction on 03/23/1990 - different dies!)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - November 1994
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $1250.00 - $1500.00

 


W-24   DO-17   Sear-742   Berk-NA    MIB-19
W-25   DO-NA   Sear-742a  Berk-NA    MIB-17
W-26   DO-NA   Sear-742b  Berk-NA    MIB-18
W-27   DO-20   Sear-743   Berk-NA    MIB-21

Byzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W27, S-743, DOC-20, Berk-NA, MIB-21, R-1355, BMC-NA, BN-25
Weight in Grams - 4.50g
Diameter - 19.4 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 625 - 629
Officinae - I
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is almost equal in size and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUZ, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, high relief of portraits
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness in lettering of reverse (much less than normal)
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered on elongated flan
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Several light die lines to the right of the Cross Potent on reverse field and a small dot just below the lower right serif of the Cross
Desirability - High
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Ed Waddell On-Line Coin Auction #1 - March 2000
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $350.00 - $500.00

 


W-28   DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-22
W-29   DO-21   Sear-744   Berk-NA    MIB-23
W-30   DO-23   Sear-745   Berk-122   MIB-28
W-31   DO-22   Sear-746   Berk-NA    MIB-26

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W31, S-746, DOC-22, Berk-NA, MIB-26, R-1368, BMC-37, BN-28
Weight in Grams - 4.35g 
Diameter - 21.7 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 625 - 629
Officinae - A(Theta)
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is almost equal in size and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUA(Theta), CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness in lettering of obverse (as normal)
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Small die flaw at 7 o'clock on the obverse flan edge
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from A.H. Baldwin's - July 2000
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $350.00 - $500.00

 

 


W-32   DO-24   Sear-747   Berk-NA    MIB-27a
W-33   DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-27b
W-34   DO-25   Sear-748   Berk-NA   MIB-24
W-35   DO-NA   Sear-748a  Berk-NA    MIB-25
W-36   DO-26   Sear-749   Berk-123   MIB-29

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W36, S-749, DOC-26, Berk-123, MIB-29, R-1369, BMC-39, BN-30
Weight in Grams - 4.47g
Diameter - 20.5 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 629 - 632
Officinae - Z
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on circlet, Heraclius has a long beard with whiskers and Heraclius Constantine has slight beard, usually made of dots and is equal in size and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUZ, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness of obverse legends
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die crack that runs through 'B' of CONOB on reverse
Desirability - High
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Jonathan Kern - October 1999
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $400.00 - $500.00

 


W-37   DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-30
W-38   DO-27   Sear-750   Berk-NA    MIB-31
W-39   DO-28   Sear-753   Berk-NA    MIB-33
W-40   DO-29   Sear-756   Berk-NA    MIB-34
W-41   DO-30a  Sear-752   Berk-124   MIB-35
W-42   DO-30b  Sear-751   Berk-NA    MIB-37a

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W42, S-751, DOC-30b, Berk-NA, MIB-37a, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.48g
Diameter - 19.3 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 629 - 632
Officinae - S
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on circlet, Heraclius has a long beard with whiskers and Heraclius Constantine has slight beard, usually made of dots and is equal in size and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUZ, CONOB in exergue, with a K in the right field
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - As Complete as this issue gets
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (FDC)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Small planchet flake at 1 o'clock on reverse rim
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Scarce (50 to 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Malter Galleries - December 1996
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 


W-43   DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-37b
W-44   DO-30d  Sear-755   Berk-NA    MIB-36
W-45   DO-31   Sear-754   Berk-NA    MIB-32
W-46   DO-32   Sear-757   Berk-NA    MIB-38
W-47   DO-33   Sear-758   Berk-125   MIB-39

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W47, S-758, DOC-33, Berk-125, MIB-39, R-1487, BMC-47, BN-36
Weight in Grams - 4.47g
Diameter - 20.5 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 632 - 635
Officinae - S
Obverse Image - Standing figures of Heraclonas (left), Heraclius (center) and Heraclius Constantine (right).  Heraclius is the larger figure with Heraclonas much smaller in size.  Heraclius has a long beard with whiskers and his sons are beardless.  All wear chlamys and hold a globus with cross on left.  Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine are crowned, but Heraclonas is not. There is a cross above Heraclonas.
Obverse Legend - None
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUZ, CONOB in exergue, monogram in right field
Die Quality - Fine, polished obverse, rusted reverse
Strike - 95% Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Significant die rust on reverse with heavy areas in the left field of the reverse
Desirability - High
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Ed Waddell On-Line Coin Auction #1 - March 2000
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $350.00 - $500.00

 


W-48   DO-34   Sear-759   Berk-NA    MIB-40
W-49   DO-35   Sear-760   Berk-NA    MIB-41
W-50   DO-36   Sear-761   Berk-NA    MIB-42

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W50, S-761, DOC-36, Berk-NA, MIB-42, R-1492, BMC-51, BN-46
Weight in Grams - 4.45g
Diameter - 19.4 mm
Die Axis - 178°
Accepted Striking Period - 636 - 637
Officinae - R
Obverse Image - Standing figures of Heraclonas (left), Heraclius (center) and Heraclius Constantine (right).  Heraclius is the larger figure with his two sons almost equal in size.  Heraclius has a long beard with whiskers and his sons are beardless.  All wear chlamys and hold a globus with cross on left.  Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine are crowned, but Heraclonas is not. There is a cross above Heraclonas.
Obverse Legend - None
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUZ, CONOB in exergue, monogram in left field and an I in right field
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 90% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die break above Heraclius Constantine that joins crown with rim on obverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Spinks & Sons - March 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 


W-51   DO-37   Sear-762   Berk-NA    MIB-43

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W51, S-762, DOC-37, Berk-NA, MIB-43, R-1493, BMC-57, BN-49
Weight in Grams - 4.46g
Diameter - 19.6 mm
Die Axis - 185°
Accepted Striking Period - 636 - 637
Officinae - (Theta) (Unrecorded officinae)
Obverse Image - Standing figures of Heraclonas (left), Heraclius (center) and Heraclius Constantine (right).  Heraclius is the larger figure with his two sons almost equal in size.  Heraclius has a long beard with whiskers and his sons are beardless.  All wear chlamys and hold a globus with cross on left.  Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine are crowned, but Heraclonas is not. There is a cross above Heraclonas.
Obverse Legend - None
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGU(Theta), CONOB+ in exergue, monogram in left field and an I in right field
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die line to the right top of the Cross Potent in reverse field
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Scarce (50 to 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Spinks & Sons - March 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 


W-52   DO-38   Sear-763   Berk-NA    MIB-44
W-53   DO-39   Sear-764   Berk-NA    MIB-45

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W53, S-764, DOC-39, Berk-NA, MIB-45, R-1496, BMC-50, BN-51
Weight in Grams - 4.48g
Diameter - 19.3 mm
Die Axis - 185°
Accepted Striking Period - 637 - 638
Officinae - (Theta)
Obverse Image - Standing figures of Heraclonas (left), Heraclius (center) and Heraclius Constantine (right).  Heraclius is the larger figure with his two sons almost equal in size.  Heraclius has a long beard with whiskers and his sons are beardless.  All wear chlamys and hold a globus with cross on left.  Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas are crowned.
Obverse Legend - None
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGU(Theta), CONOB in exergue, monogram in left field and an A in right field
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 90% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die lines in reverse field
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Italo Vecchi Sale 10, Lot 1265 - March 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 

 

 


W-54   DO-NA   Sear-765   Berk-NA    MIB-46
W-55   DO-40   Sear-766   Berk-NA    MIB-47
W-56   DO-41   Sear-767   Berk-126   MIB-48

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W56, S-767, DOC-41, Berk-126, MIB-48, R-1491, BMC-55, BN-62
Weight in Grams - 4.48g
Diameter - 18.7 mm
Die Axis - 190°
Accepted Striking Period - 638 - 639
Officinae - A
Obverse Image - Standing figures of Heraclonas (left), Heraclius (center) and Heraclius Constantine (right).  Heraclius is the larger figure with his two sons almost equal in size.  Heraclius has a long beard with whiskers and his sons are beardless.  All wear chlamys and hold a globus with cross on left.  Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine are crowned, but Heraclonas is not. There is a cross above Heraclonas.
Obverse Legend - None
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUA, CONOB in exergue, monogram in left field and an B in right field
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete, with just a slight weakness at center of reverse
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die dot in upper reverse field
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Spinks & Sons - March 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 

 


W-57   DO-42   Sear-768   Berk-NA    MIB-49
W-58   DO-43   Sear-769   Berk-NA    MIB-50

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W58, S-769, DOC-43, Berk-NA, MIB-50, R-1488, BMC-60, BN-67
Weight in Grams - 4.44g
Diameter - 20.5 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 640 - 641
Officinae - R
Obverse Image - Standing figures of Heraclonas (left), Heraclius (center) and Heraclius Constantine (right).  Heraclius is the larger figure with his two sons almost equal in size.  Heraclius has a long beard with whiskers and his sons are beardless.  All wear chlamys and hold a globus with cross on left.  Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine are crowned, but Heraclonas is not. There is a cross above Heraclonas.
Obverse Legend - None
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUA, CONOB in exergue, monogram in left field 
Die Quality - Fine, high relief obverse die, polished, some die rust on reverse around cross potent
Strike - Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (FDC)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die break at 7 o'clock on reverse and light die rust around cross potent
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - October 1994
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 

 

 


W-59   DO-NA   Sear-769a  Berk-NA    MIB-51
W-60   DO-44   Sear-770   Berk-NA    MIB-53

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W60, S-770, DOC-44, Berk-NA, MIB-53, R-NA, BMC-53, BN-72
Weight in Grams - 4.29g 
Diameter - 19.2 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 641
Officinae - Z
Obverse Image - Standing figures of Heraclonas (left), Heraclius (center) and Heraclius Constantine (right).  Heraclius is the larger figure with his two sons almost equal in size.  Heraclius has a long beard with whiskers and his sons are beardless.  All wear chlamys and hold a globus with cross on left.  Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine are crowned, but Heraclonas is not. There is a cross above Heraclonas.
Obverse Legend - None
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUZ, CONOB in exergue, monogram in left field and an E in right field
Die Quality - Superb, polished
Strike - Complete obverse with slight weakness on reverse
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die break on second O of CONOB on reverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - February 1997
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 

 


W-61   DO-45   Sear-771   Berk-NA    MIB-52

 

Carthage

W-62   DO-203  Sear-866   Berk-NA    MIB-83a
W-63   DO-202  Sear-866   Berk-NA    MIB-83b
W-64   DO-NA   Sear-866   Berk-NA    MIB-91
W-65   DO-204  Sear-867   Berk-132   MIB-84a

Byzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Carthage
Reference Information - W65, S-867 var, DOC-204, Berk-132, MIB-84a, R-1371, BMC-324, BN-3
Weight in Grams - 4.40g
Diameter - 11.6 mm
Die Axis - 182°
Accepted Striking Period - 615 - 616
Officinae - (Delta - Indictional)
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - DNERACLIOETERACONSTPP (on these small coins it is sometimes impossible to read the obverse legend)
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on two steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAGG(Delta), CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - Almost Complete, (especially considering the series)
Flan Quality - Fine, 85% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Encrustations around Cross Potent
Desirability - High
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Jean Vinchon May 1998 Sale, Lot 197 - May 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 


W-66   DO-NA   Sear-867   Berk-NA    MIB-84b

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Carthage
Reference Information - W66, S-867 var, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-84b, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.29g
Diameter - 11.7 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 634-635
Officinae - h
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - DNERACLIOETERACONSTPP (on these small coins it is sometimes impossible to read the obverse legend)
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on two steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAGGVh, CONOB in exergue (Note that this coin has an interesting V in the reverse legend.)
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - Almost Complete, (especially considering the series)
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal
Overall Condition Rating - Almost Mint State (XF)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Small impression on rim at 10 o'clock of the obverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Unknown due to the reverse legend.  For the type, Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased Leu Sale 77, Lot 813 - May 2000
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 

 

 


W-67   DO-NA   Sear-867   Berk-NA    MIB-85
W-68   DO-220  Sear-867   Berk-NA    MIB-86

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Carthage
Reference Information - W68, S-867 var, DOC-220, Berk-NA, MIB-86, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.40g
Diameter - 12.9 mm
Die Axis - 185°
Accepted Striking Period - 628 - 629
Officinae - B (Indictional)
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - DNERACLIOETERACONSTPP (on these small coins it is sometimes impossible to read the obverse legend)
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on two steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAGGB, CONOB in exergue, with an r in right reverse field
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - Almost Complete, (especially considering the series)
Flan Quality - Fine, 90% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Small die break at 10 o'clock on the obverse rim
Desirability - High
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Jean Vinchon May 1998 Sale, Lot 195 - May 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 

 

 


W-69   DO-221  Sear-867   Berk-NA    MIB-87a
W-70   DO-NA   Sear-867   Berk-NA    MIB-87b
W-71   DO-225  Sear-867   Berk-NA    MIB-88
W-72   DO-NA   Sear-867   Berk-NA    MIB-89
W-73   DO-227b Sear-867   Berk-136   MIB-90
W-74   DO-215  Sear-867   Berk-NA    MIB-92a
W-75   DO-NA   Sear-867   Berk-NA    MIB-92b

 

Cherson

W-76   DO-NA   Sear-925a  Berk-NA    MIB-75v
W-77   DO-NA   Sear-925b  Berk-NA    MIB-75

 

Cyprus/Jerusalem

W-78   DO-186  Sear-850   Berk-NA    MIB-76

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Jerusalem/Cyprus
Reference Information - W78, S-650, DOC-186, Berk-NA, MIB-76, R-NA, BMC-1, BN-1
Weight in Grams - 4.48g
Diameter - 21.2 mm
Die Axis - 200°
Accepted Striking Period - 607 - 612
Officinae - IN 
Obverse Image - Facing bust of Heraclius (looking much like the previous emperor Phocas), with short pointed beard, draped and cuirassed, wearing an elaborate crown, hold cross on left
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USPPAV
Reverse Image - Victory facing, holding staff (made of dots) with Christogram on left and globus with cross on right
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUIN, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness of lettering on both sides
Flan Quality - Good, 95% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (~FDC)  (This is most likely the finest known piece.)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Small patch of flan roughness on rim at 4 o'clock
Desirability - High
Rarity - Rare (10 to 20 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - November 1997
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $6000.00 - $7500.00

 

 

 


W-79   DO-187  Sear-851   Berk-NA    MIB-77a
W-80   DO-188a Sear-852   Berk-129   MIB-77b

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Jerusalem/Cyprus
Reference Information - W80, S-852a, DOC-188a, Berk-129, MIB-77, R-1379, BMC-NA, BN-3
Weight in Grams - 4.46g
Diameter - 22.3 mm
Die Axis - 195°
Accepted Striking Period - 622 - 627
Officinae - IN
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONST
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUA, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Superb, polished
Strike - Complete
Flan Quality - Superb, 100% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (FDC)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Flatness of rim on reverse at 4 o'clock
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Scarce (50 to 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Munzauktion Tkalec AG October 1996 Sale, Lot 321 - October 1996
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $1250.00 - $1500.00

 


W-81   DO-NA   Sear-852a  Berk-NA    MIB-78

 

Ravenna

W-82   DO-NA   Sear-894   Berk-NA    MIB-108a
W-83   DO-NA   Sear-894   Berk-NA    MIB-108b
W-84   DO-270  Sear-895   Berk-NA    MIB-109a
W-85   DO-NA   Sear-895   Berk-NA    MIB-109b
W-86   DO-271  Sear-896   Berk-137   MIB-110a
W-87   DO-NA   Sear-896   Berk-NA    MIB-110b
W-88   DO-NA   Sear-896   Berk-NA    MIB-110c
W-89   DO-NA   Sear-896   Berk-NA    MIB-110d
W-90   DO-NA   Sear-896a  Berk-NA    MIB-111
W-91   DO-NA   Sear-896b  Berk-NA    MIB-112
W-92   DO-272  Sear-897   Berk-NA    MIB-113a

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Ravenna
Reference Information - W92, S-897, DOC-272, Berk-NA, MIB-113a, R-NA, BMC-431, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.31g
Diameter - 20.4 mm
Die Axis - 178°
Accepted Striking Period - 629 - 630
Officinae - P
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a long beard and Heraclius Constantine has short beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPP
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAGGP, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished, light die rust on reverse
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight double striking on obverse that shows at the right side lettering
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered, nip at 5 o'clock (obverse side)
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Small nip on flan at 5 o'clock (obverse side) and a small lamination error at the bottom of Heraclius's beard
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Scarce to Rare (20 to 50 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Sotheby's Sale 7214, Lot 231 - November 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $1250.00 - $1500.00

 

 

 


W-93   DO-NA   Sear-897   Berk-NA    MIB-113b
W-94   DO-NA   Sear-897   Berk-NA    MIB-113c
W-95   DO-NA   Sear-897   Berk-NA    MIB-113d
W-96   DO-273  Sear-898   Berk-NA    MIB-114a
W-97   DO-NA   Sear-898   Berk-NA    MIB-114b
W-98   DO-NA   Sear-898   Berk-NA    MIB-114c
W-99   DO-NA   Sear-898   Berk-NA    MIB-114d
W-100  DO-NA   Sear-898a  Berk-NA    MIB-115a
W-101  DO-NA   Sear-898a  Berk-NA    MIB-115b
W-102  DO-NA   Sear-898a  Berk-NA    MIB-115c
W-103  DO-NA   Sear-898a  Berk-NA    MIB-115d
W-104  DO-NA   Sear-898a  Berk-NA    MIB-115e
W-105  DO-NA   Sear-898b  Berk-NA    MIB-116a
W-106  DO-NA   Sear-898b  Berk-NA    MIB-116b

 

Rome

W-107  DO-NA   Sear-928   Berk-NA    MIB-107a
W-108  DO-NA   Sear-929   Berk-NA    MIB-107b

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Rome
Reference Information - W108, S-929, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-107b var, R-NA, BMC-23, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.36g
Diameter - 19.2 mm
Die Axis - 178°
Accepted Striking Period - 613 - 641
Officinae - E
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and elaborate crown with cross on top, Heraclius has a short beard and Heraclius Constantine has no beard and is smaller and a Cross between their heads
Obverse Legend - ddNNhERACLIUSETHERACONSTPPA
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUE, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness in lettering of obverse (as normal)
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered, a little tight
Wear - Minimal
Overall Condition Rating - Extra Fine (XF)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die line running diagonally through Cross Potent on reverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Very Rare (5 to 10 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - July 1995
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $1250.00 - $1500.00

 

 

 

 

Sicily

W-W-109  DO-NA   Sear-881a  Berk-NA    MIB-97
W-110  DO-NA   Sear-881b  Berk-NA    MIB-98
W-111  DO-NA   Sear-881c  Berk-NA    MIB-101
W-112  DO-NA   Sear-881d  Berk-NA    MIB-102
W-113  DO-NA   Sear-881e  Berk-NA    MIB-103

 

Thessalonicah

W-W-114  DO-NA   Sear-822   Berk-NA    MIB-81
W-115  DO-186b Sear-822a  Berk-NA    MIB-82a
W-116  DO-NA   Sear-822a  Berk-84    MIB-82b

 

Light Weight Solidus - 23 Siliquae

Constantinople

W-1    DO-5    Sear-772   Berk-NA    MIB-54
W-2    DO-NA   Sear-772a  Berk-NA    MIB-NA
W-3    DO-11   Sear-773   Berk-NA    MIB-55
W-4    DO-NA   Sear-773a  Berk-NA    MIB-56
W-5    DO-NA   Sear-773b  Berk-NA    MIB-57

 

Light Weight Solidus - 22 Siliquae

Constantinople

W-1    DO-6    Sear-774   Berk-NA    MIB-58
W-2    DO-12   Sear-775   Berk-NA    MIB-59
W-3    DO-NA   Sear-775a  Berk-NA    MIB-60
W-4    DO-46   Sear-776   Berk-NA    MIB-61

 

Light Weight Solidus - 20 Siliquae

Constantinople

W-1    DO-7    Sear-777   Berk-NA    MIB-63
W-2    DO-NA   Sear-777a  Berk-NA    MIB-62

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - 20 Siliquae
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W2, S-777a, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-62, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 3.58g
Diameter - 20.6 mm
Die Axis - 190°
Accepted Striking Period - 610 - 613
Officinae - E
Obverse Image - Facing bust of Heraclius, with short beard, draped and cuirassed, wearing plumed helmet, hold cross on left
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on two steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-AVGUE, OBXX in exergue
Die Quality - Superior, polished, (Same reverse die as Hunt 236, but this is much finer)
Strike - Complete
Flan Quality - Excellent, 99% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (FDC)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Reverse die line to left of Cross by R of Victoria
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Extremely Rare (2 to5 known) (2 known, this is the finest)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - March 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $4000.00 - $4500.00

 


W-3    DO-18   Sear-778   Berk-NA    MIB-64
W-4    DO-19   Sear-779   Berk-NA    MIB-65
W-5    DO-47   Sear-780   Berk-NA    MIB-66
W-6    DO-48   Sear-781   Berk-NA    MIB-67
W-7    DO-49   Sear-782   Berk-NA    MIB-68
W-8    DO-50   Sear-783   Berk-NA    MIB-69

 

Semissis

Constantinople

W-1    DO-51   Sear-784   Berk-NA    MIB-70
W-2    DO-NA   Sear-784   Berk-127   MIB-71

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Semissis
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W2, S-784var, DOC-NA, Berk-127, MIB-71b, R-1284, BMC-85, BN-80
Weight in Grams - 2.20g
Diameter - 18.5 mm
Die Axis - 185°
Accepted Striking Period - 610 - 613
Officinae - NA
Obverse Image - Bust of Heralius facing right (beardless), diademed, draped and cuirassed
Obverse Legend - DNHERACL-IUSPAV
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on Globus
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAVGUS
Die Quality - Superb
Strike - Complete
Flan Quality - Excellant, 100% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (FDC)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Small ripple on obverse flan at 7 o'clock
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Scarce to Rare (20 to 50 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Leu Sale 77, Lot 808 - May 2000
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $400.00 - $600.00

 


W-3    DO-52   Sear-785   Berk-NA    MIB-72

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Semissis
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W3, S-785, DOC-52, Berk-NA, MIB-72, R-1284, BMC-85, BN-80
Weight in Grams - 2.20g
Diameter - 16.7 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 613 - 641
Officinae - S
Obverse Image - Bust of Heralius facing right (beardless), diademed, draped and cuirassed
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USTPPAV
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on Globus
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAVGUS
Die Quality - Fine, a little die rust on obverse
Strike - Almost Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 85% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die rust on face in right field of obverse
Desirability - High
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Craig Rose - January 1996
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $250.00 - $300.00

 


W-4    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-NA

Byzant gold coin
Denomination - Semissis
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W4, S-NA, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-NA, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-81 (Mis-Attributed)
Weight in Grams - 2.17g
Diameter - 18.3 mm
Die Axis - 185°
Accepted Striking Period - ?
Officinae - S
Obverse Image - Bust of Heralius facing right (beardless), diademed, draped and cuirassed (Small diameter die)
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USTPPAV
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on base on Globus
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAVGUS
Die Quality - Fine, a little die wear on obverse
Strike - 90% Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 90% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Two small stains on reverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Unknown (Currently Extremely Rare 2 to 5 pieces known) (I have only found a like example in the Bibliotheque Nationale)
Provenance - Purchased from CNG Sale 51, Lot 1623 - September 1999
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $1000.00 - $1500.00

 

 

 


W-5    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-NA

 

Carthage

W-W-6    DO-230  Sear-868   Berk-NA    MIB-94
W-7    DO-NA   Sear-868   Berk-NA    MIB-95

 

Cyprus/Jerusalemh

W-W-8    DO-NA   Sear-930   Berk-NA    MIB-79

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Semissis
Minted At - Cyprus?
Reference Information - W7, S-930, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-79, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-1
Weight in Grams - 2.14g
Diameter - 17.6 mm
Die Axis - 190°
Accepted Striking Period - 613 - 641
Officinae - S
Obverse Image - Bust of Heralius facing right (beardless), diademed, draped and cuirassed 
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USTPPAV
Reverse Image - P-headed Cross Potent on Globus
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAVGUS
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Almost Complete, with weakness on reverse legend from 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock
Flan Quality - Fine, 60% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Obverse only centered about 60%
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Extremely Rare (2 to 5 known) (I only know of 4 pieces, my other piece is finer)
Provenance - Ex. Dr. Guy Lacam Collection, Ex. NFA Auction XVIII, Lot760, Purchased from Stack's Coin Galleries December 1997 Sale, Lot 436 - December 1997
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $750.00 - $1000.00

 

 

 

Ravenna

W-W-9    DO-274  Sear-899   Berk-NA    MIB-117
W-10    DO-NA   Sear-899a      MIB-118
W-11    DO-NA   Sear-899b  Berk-NA    MIB-119
W-12   DO-NA   Sear-899c  Berk-NA    MIB-120
W-13   DO-NA   Sear-899d  Berk-NA    MIB-121
W-14   DO-NA   Sear-899e  Berk-NA    MIB-122
W-15   DO-NA   Sear-899f  Berk-NA    MIB-123

 

Sicily

W-16   DO-NA   Sear-881f  Berk-NA    MIB-104

 

 

Tremissis

Constantinople

W-1    DO-53a  Sear-786   Berk-128   MIB-73a

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Tremissis
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W1, S-786, DOC-53b, Berk-128, MIB-73a, R-1287, BMC-91, BN-82
Weight in Grams - 1.47g
Diameter - 15.8 mm
Die Axis - 170°
Accepted Striking Period - 610 - 613
Officinae - I
Obverse Image - Bust of Heralius facing right (beardless), diademed, draped and cuirassed 
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent 
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAVGUI 
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight weakness on reverse legend at 10 o'clock
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Die break on reverse that goes through Cross Potent
Desirability - High
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from CNG Auction 40, Lot 1879 - December 1996
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $400.00 - $500.00

 

 

 


W-2    DO-53b  Sear-786   Berk-NA    MIB-73b

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Tremissis
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W2, S-786, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-73b, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 1.46g
Diameter - 16.5 mm
Die Axis - 182°
Accepted Striking Period - 610 - 613
Officinae - NA
Obverse Image - Bust of Heralius facing right (beardless), diademed, draped and cuirassed 
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USPPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent 
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAVGU
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (FDC)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Odd flan protrusion at 3 o'clock of obverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Jean Vinchon May 1998 Auction, Lot 191 - May 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $300.00 - $400.00

 

 

 


W-3    DO-54   Sear-787   Berk-NA    MIB-74

 

Carthagena

W-4    DO-312  Sear-927   Berk-NA    MIB-NA

 

Cyprus/Jerusalem

W-5    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-79
W-6    DO-NA   Sear-931   Berk-NA    MIB-80
W-7    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-NA

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Tremissis
Minted At - Cyprus/Jerusalem
Reference Information - W7, S-NA, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-NA, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 1.36g
Diameter - 15.0 mm
Die Axis - 190°
Accepted Striking Period - 610 - ?
Officinae - I
Obverse Image - Bust of Heralius facing right (beardless), diademed, draped and cuirassed 
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-USPPAV
Reverse Image - Cross Potent 
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAVGUI
Die Quality - High Relief Obverse
Strike - Almost Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Large Die lump at back of Heraclius's head
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Unique (Only 1 known) (A new discovery that makes us have to rethink all other fractionals attributed to Cyprus/Jerusalem.)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - September 1999
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $3000.00 - $4000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Ravenna

W-8    DO-275  Sear-900   Berk-NA    MIB-124

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

 
Denomination - Tremissis
Minted At - Ravenna
Reference Information - W8, S-900, DOC-275, Berk-NA, MIB-124, R-1287, BMC-91, BN-82
Weight in Grams - 1.47g
Diameter - 15.8 mm
Die Axis - 170°
Accepted Striking Period - 610 - 613
Officinae - NA
Obverse Image - Bust of Heralius facing right (beardless), diademed with small cross on top, draped and cuirassed 
Obverse Legend - DNHERACL-IPERPVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent 
Reverse Legend - VICTORIHERACLIAVG, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - Almost Complete
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal
Overall Condition Rating - Extra Fine (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Flan protrustion at 12 o'clock on obverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Scarce (50 to 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Jean Elsen Auction 57, Lot 2001 - March 1999
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $600.00 - $750.00

 


W-9    DO-276  Sear-902   Berk-NA    MIB-125
W-10    DO-NA   Sear-901   Berk-NA    MIB-126
W-11    DO-NA   Sear-902a  Berk-NA    MIB-127

 

Sicily

W-12   DO-52c  Sear-881g  Berk-NA    MIB-99
W-13   DO-NA   Sear-881h  Berk-NA    MIB-100
W-14   DO-NA   Sear-881i  Berk-NA    MIB-105
W-15   DO-NA   Sear-881j  Berk-NA    MIB-106

 

Unknown Italian Mint

W-16   DO-NA   Sear-NA    p;   MIB-X6

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
 
Denomination - Tremissis
Minted At - Unknown Italian Mint
Reference Information - W16, S-NA, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-X6, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 1.46g
Diameter - 15.7 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - ?
Officinae - NA
Obverse Image - Large bust of Heralius facing right (beardless), diademed with small cross on top, draped and cuirassed 
Obverse Legend - DNHERACLI-PERPAVG
Reverse Image - Cross Potent 
Reverse Legend - VICTORIAAVGGVSTORVN, CONOB in exergue (Similar to a Ravenna reverse in style, but with AVGG)
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - Above average, about 80%
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Extra Fine (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Two small lumps of gold on obverse margin at 10 o'clock
Desirability - Low
Rarity - Unique (Only 1 known)
Provenance - Ex. P.J. Donald Collection, Baldwin's Sale 5, Lot 108, Purchased from A.H. Baldwins, private treaty - February 2000
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $750.00 - $1000.00