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The imperial kommerkia of Mesembria and Thrace (741-750)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4400
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.18.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 259a.

Obverse

Half-length figures of Leo III, bearded, and Constantine V (left), bearded, holding between them a long cross on a rectangular base by its shaft; each wears chlamys and crown (with a cross?). No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. No visible border.

.ΩΝ
ΣΙΛΙΚΩΝ.
.ΜΜΕΡΚ.
ΝΜΕΣΗΜΒ
ΑΣΣΥΝΤΗ
ΡΑΚΗΣ
...

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Μεσημβρίας σὺν τῆς Θρᾴκης ...

Translation

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Μεσημβρίας σὺν τῆς Θρᾴκης ....

(Seal of) the imperial kommerkia of Mesembria together with Thrace ...

Commentary

The present specimen can be attributed with certainty to the first period of Constantine V's reign because the emperor is represented bearded and slightly taller than his father and because the cross that they are holding stand on a clearly visible rectangular base. Here we also assume that the last line (rev.) would have contained the indiction number.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4400
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.18.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 259a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4400
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.18.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 259a.

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