Nerosmyfavorite68 Posted January 27 · Member Share Posted January 27 I recently filled a long-time want, a Hexagram of Heraclius. I picked these two out of a group. They have more facial features than most, but they were inexpensive, probably because they weren't cleaned all that well. They're brightly cleaned in person, but the rounder one has a lot of black areas (horn silver, a tar pit?). I picked the oblong one because of the unusual flan shape. Both look far less scratched under normal light. Heraclius (610-641) - AR Hexagram - Sear 798, DOC 64 - 25mm., 6.56g - K to right Another Sear 798, 23mm., 6.4g., oblong flan. Both are from Zurqieh. The shipping was typically fast. The photos are a bit tricky; I was under the impression that the coins were partially uncleaned. The first shows the dark areas fairly well, especially on the reverse. However, the fields are brightly cleaned. The second one is much less black than it looks like in the photo. I wonder why Heraclius chose this denomination? Does it have a special relation to a Solidus? Feel free to post any pre-700 Byzantine silver. 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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