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Gold coins of Revolt of the Heraclii Byzantine Emperor

Summer 608 through October 5 610

Heraclius, the exarch at Carthage, and his son of the same name lead a popular revolt against the tyrant Phocas.  The rebellion took two years to spread and get enough support to over throw Phocas.  After deposing Phocas the son was crowned emperor, starting a long lasting dynasty.

 

Solidus

Carthage

W-1    DO-1    Sear-710   Berk-NA    MIB-1

Byzant gold coin 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Carthage
Reference Information - W1, S-710, DOC-1, Berk-NA, MIB-1, R-NA, BMC-338, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.46g
Diameter - 15.8 mm
Die Axis - 175°
Accepted Striking Period - 608 - 609
Officinae - IB (Indictional)
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heralius (beardless on left) and his father Exarch Heraclius (bearded on right), both wear consular robes and between their heads is a cross
Obverse Legend - DNHERACAICONSVAIB
Reverse Image - Cross Potent made of dots on three steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-CONSVAIIB, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Good, some die wear present on obverse
Strike - Almost Complete with noted die wear
Flan Quality - Good, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if any
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (MS)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Slight encrustations in obverse legend at 11 through 1 o'clock
Desirability - High
Rarity - Rare (10 to 20 known)
Provenance - Ex. Hunt Sale 12/1991, Lot 217, Ex. Sotheby's Sale 7214, Lot - 188, Purchased from Ed Waddell - December 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $7500.00 - $9000.00

 

 

 

 

Alexandria

W-2    DO-12   Sear-720   Berk-NA    MIB-2

 

Cyprus

W-3    DO-10   Sear-718   Berk-NA    MIB-4
W-4    DO-11   Sear-719   Berk-112   MIB-3

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin

Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Cyrpus
Reference Information - W4, S-719, DOC-10, Berk-112, MIB-3, R-NA, BMC-339, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.48g
Diameter - 13.8 mm
Die Axis - 195°
Accepted Striking Period - 607 - 608
Officinae - IA (Indictional)
Obverse Image - Facing busts of Heralius (bearded on left) and his father Exarch Heraclius (bearded on right) in rough style, both wear consular robes and between their heads is a cross
Obverse Legend - DNERACLIOCONSVLIBA
Reverse Image - Cross Potent on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORIA-CONSABIA, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Good
Strike - Almost Complete, with slight double striking noted on reverse
Flan Quality - Enlongated, otherwise, Good, 90% centered
Wear - Minimal
Overall Condition Rating - Extra Fine (XF)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Slight encrustations in CONOB on reverse
Desirability - High
Rarity - Rare (10 to 20 known)
Provenance - Ex. M&M 06/1959, Lot 283; Ex. Hess-Leu 04/1963, Lot 320; Ex. M&M Sale 13 (06/1983), Lot 848; Ex. Leu  Sale 45 (1988), Lot 405;  Ex Leu Sale 61 (05/1995), Lot 322; Purchased from Harlan Berk - September 1997
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $11000.00 - $13500.00

 

 

 

 

Semissis

Cyprus

W-1    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-5

 

Tremissis

Cyprus

W-1    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-6
W-2    DO-NA   Sear-741   Berk-113   MIB-7
W-3    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-8
W-4    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-9
W-5    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-NA