HERACLIUS & FAMILY GOLD SOLIDUS – “THREE KINGS” VARIETY WITH E IN FIELD – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv.15823)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. HERACLIUS WITH HERACLIUS CONSTANTINE AND HERACLONAS, AD 610-641
Gold Solidus, 4.40 g, 20 mm, minted AD 632-641 at Constantinople, officina B.
Obv. Facing standing figures of Heraclius in center, Heraclius Constantine at right and Heraclonas on left, all with crowns
Rev. VICTORIA AVCY, cross on stepped base, monogram in left field, E in right field, officina B.
Sear 770; DO 44.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, with a nice rendition of the imperial family, the grouping of which recalls the Biblical “Three Kings” and was often referred to as such in popular culture.