Heraclius, AE Follis, Constantinople; emperor and son
Description: Heraclius (610 - 641 AD). AE Follis, Constantinople mint, regnal year 3. dd NN hERACLIuS Et hERA CONSt PP A; Heraclius, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, standing facing, each holding long cross; cross above / Large M, cross above, ∆ below, ANNO left, II-I right, CON in ex.
Diameter: AE29 mm
Weight: 9,5 g
Attribution: cf. DOC 78; MIB 160; SB 805 (officina E, Christogram)
Commentary: great coin with head-to-toe figures; rare variety with two long crosses
History: In 614 AD supported by Sassanian invading army, the Jews in the province Palestina Prima revolted, capturing Jerusalem and destroying many churches and monasteries in the area.
Article Number: 002-08-01-41652