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Maurice Tiberios (582–602)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4253 (formerly DO 55.1.4253)
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.2

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion, and holding Christ before her. A large, thick cross potent with an elongated vertical shaft at left and right. No visible border.

Reverse

Bust of Maurice Tiberios wearing a crown with pendilia and a circular decoration in front, and a chlamys. Remains of a circular inscription beginning at left. Indeterminate border.

DAV.......PAV

D(ominus) n(oster) Mau[ric(ius) Tib(erius) p(er)]p(etuus) au[g(ustus)].

Translation

Dominus noster Mauricius Tiberius 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.”

The bottom half of the crosses flanking the Mother of God are elongated and the bases are triangular.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4253 (formerly DO 55.1.4253)
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.2

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4253 (formerly DO 55.1.4253)
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.2

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4253 (formerly DO 55.1.4253)
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.2

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