Co 804 (Early Byzantine follis of Heraclius from Constantinople) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Coin
Not after (date)
Not before (date)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Cited by
Walker1980, p. 218 (rev. KenchreaiIII identified as Constans II)
DOCII Heraclius 96, p. 290, pl. XII (Constantinople Class 3)
Label or tag text
coin in Narthex in apsidal room by sea
Preservation comment
Wear: flatstruck F. Diameter and weight of follis considerably reduced by snapped off (or clipped?) edges, with extensive nicking to chipping and contiguous cracking. Somewhat sparse, slight pitting and slight flaking on reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1224 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Byzantine”)
Axis (1-12)
Has denomination
Numismatic Authority
Heraclius (610-641)
Numismatic Diameter (mm)
Numismatic Mint
Numismatic Weight (g)
Obverse Description
Three facing full-length figures, Heraclius center and taller, Heraclius Constantine to right, and Martina to left (faint), each wearing crown with cross and chalmys and holding globus cruciger in right hand; to upper left and right, [☩] - ☩ (traces); all within thin dotted border
Reverse Description
First undertype (oldest; axis 6): helmeted bust of bearded emperor to left, perhaps carrying a spear (thus Probus?)
Reverse Description
Second undertype (axis 3): facing emperor, crowned, holding globus cruciger in right hand (Phocas?)
Reverse Inscription
Overtype (latest): Large M; above, cross; to left and right, not preserved; below, small Α; in exergue, CON; all within thin dotted(?) border
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Constantine III (641)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Martina (613-641 CE)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 804 (Early Byzantine follis of Heraclius from Constantinople).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <>