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Maurice Tiberios (582–602)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4252 (formerly DO 55.1.4252)
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 7a. Similar specimens published in Likhachev, “Nekotorye,” 506, fig. 23; Seyrig, no. 3; and Seibt, Bleisiegel, no. 9a.

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion, and holding Christ before her. A small, thick cross with an elongated vertical shaft at shoulder level at left and right. Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of Maurice Tiberios wearing a crown with a cross on top and pendilia. Remains of a circular inscription beginning at left. Border of dots.

DNTIERA. . .

D(ominus) n(oster) Tiber(ius) Ma[uric(ius) p(er)p(etuus) aug(ustus)].

Translation

Dominus noster Tiberius Mauricius perpetuus augustus.

Our lord Maurice Tiberios, eternal augustus.

Commentary

Maurice Tiberios’s seals continue the divergence from the design of coins noted first in the reign of Tiberios Constantine, with the Mother of God on the former and Winged Victory on the latter.  Among both seals and coins are preserved examples in which the emperor’s name is read “Mauricius Tiberius” and “Tiberius Mauricius.”

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4252 (formerly DO 55.1.4252)
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 7a. Similar specimens published in Likhachev, “Nekotorye,” 506, fig. 23; Seyrig, no. 3; and Seibt, Bleisiegel, no. 9a.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4252 (formerly DO 55.1.4252)
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 7a. Similar specimens published in Likhachev, “Nekotorye,” 506, fig. 23; Seyrig, no. 3; and Seibt, Bleisiegel, no. 9a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4252 (formerly DO 55.1.4252)
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 7a. Similar specimens published in Likhachev, “Nekotorye,” 506, fig. 23; Seyrig, no. 3; and Seibt, Bleisiegel, no. 9a.

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