Ancient Byzantine Coin

616-625 AD EF Historic Gold Solidus CGS 60 Roman Byzantine Empire Sear 758

616-625 AD EF Historic Gold Solidus CGS 60 Roman Byzantine Empire Sear 758
616-625 AD EF Historic Gold Solidus CGS 60 Roman Byzantine Empire Sear 758
616-625 AD EF Historic Gold Solidus CGS 60 Roman Byzantine Empire Sear 758
616-625 AD EF Historic Gold Solidus CGS 60 Roman Byzantine Empire Sear 758

616-625 AD EF Historic Gold Solidus CGS 60 Roman Byzantine Empire Sear 758

616-625 AD EF Heraclius Gold Solidus CGS 60. Heraclius, Emperor of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire, reorganized the Byzantine imperial administration and the imperial armies and strengthened the Empire in the process. During his reign, pivotal changes took place in the Balkans and the Middle East. At about the age of 35, Heraclius was sent to Constantinople by his father, the governor of the Roman province of Africa, to deal with the crisis precipitated by the incompetent emperor Phocas.

Upon his arrival he deposed Phocas, thus inheriting an Empire in shambles. Over the next two decades, Heraclius succeeded in driving out the Slavs, Persians, and Turkic Avars that had occupied Byzantine territory. His brilliance on the battlefield was matched by political shrewdness. Although his notable personal devotion to Christianity helped his reputation, his attempts to heal the divisions among Christian sects failed. In 634, Muslim Arabs swept into Syria, and Heraclius, too weary from years of fighting, did not take personal command of the military.

The Byzantines were defeated, and both Syria and Egypt fell to Arab forces. Heraclius died a few years later.

610-641 AD EF Heraclius Gold Solidus LCGS 60. Coin has lovely mint lustre. Heraclius, crowned, with long moustache and long beard in centre, Heraclonas, much smaller, wearing cap, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, (almost as tall as Heraclius), crowned, unbearded, on right, all wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe; cross in upper left field.

Reverse: VICTORIA AVGU and officina letter, cross potent on three steps; PTh monogram in right field; mintmark CONOB. LCGS rigorously checks the authenticity and they will not encapsulate any coins if they have any doubt as to its authenticity, so buyers of coins encapsulated by LCGS can rest assured that a professional third party company has authenticated the coin and graded it.

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The item "616-625 AD EF Historic Gold Solidus CGS 60 Roman Byzantine Empire Sear 758" is in sale since Friday, May 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Ancient\Byzantine". The seller is "goldguineas" and is located in Devon.

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  • Provenance: Ex-DNW Auction 14/11/2018 Lot 1441
  • Metal: Gold

616-625 AD EF Historic Gold Solidus CGS 60 Roman Byzantine Empire Sear 758