Maurice fled but was soon intercepted and killed by the soldiers of Phocas.
The main rebel force was employed in a naval invasion of Constantinople, led by the younger Heraclius, who was to be the new emperor.
Organized resistance against Heraclius soon collapsed, and Phocas was handed to him by the patrician Probos (Photius).
Priscus pretended to be ill, however, and did not meet the emperor.
This was a veiled insult to Heraclius, who hid his dislike of Priscus and returned to Constantinople in 612.
Heraclius' accession as Emperor did little to reduce the Persian threat.