A BYZANTINE GOLD TREMISSIS OF HERACLIUS
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Reign of Heraclius (610-641 CE)
Obverse: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing right. DN hERACLIUS PP AVG.
Reverse: Cross potent. VICTORIA AVGU with officina letter. CONOB in exergue.
Diameter: 16mm; Weight: 1.5g
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Heraclius was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 610-641 CE after he and his father, Heraclius the Elder, overthrew Emperor Phocus. His reign is generally remembered as a prosperous one in which the empire was expanded. Most notably he was responsible for changing the official language of the Eastern Empire, as Byzantium was then called from Latin to Greek in 620 CE.