Emperors Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine (613-641 CE) Byzantine Empire AR silver hexagram coin minted at Constantinople, 6.45g, Sear 795 (minted 613 to 641 CE).
Obverse: Heraclius with short beard on left & Heraclius Constantine beardless on right seated facing on double throne, each wears crown with cross and chlamys and holds globus cruciger in right hand, between their heads is a cross.
Reverse: Cross (forked base) potent on globe set on three steps.
Certified authentic by NGC to Fine.
Pedigree: Ex. Edward Waddell, Auction II, Sept 12, 1987, Lot 678 (auction ticket included).
The Byzantine silver coinage is relatively rare compared to the gold coinage, rather counter-intuitive.
The reign of Heraclius & Constantine Heraclius who reorganized and strengthened the imperial administration and the imperial armies but who lost Syria, Palestine, Egypt and Byzantine Mesopotamia to the Arab Muslims.