Byzantine coins of Heraclius

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 October 2016

Byzantine coins often show Christian symbols and an image of the Emperor. Here, Emperor Heraclius and his sons wear crowns and crosses. A cross also appear on the back. Gold solidus coins, minted in Constantinople, issued by the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius, circa 610-641 CE (upper image) and 629-641 CE (lower image). From Constantinople, modern-day Istanbul, Turkey. (The British Museum, London).


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 20). Byzantine coins of Heraclius. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5959/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Byzantine coins of Heraclius." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 20, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5959/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Byzantine coins of Heraclius." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 20 Oct 2016. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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