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N. metropolitan of Ankyra (seventh/eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4814

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 2.4.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1271.

Details

Diameter:
33 mm
Condition:
Broken at the top. One-quarter missing.

Obverse

N. metropolitan of Ankyra (seventh/eighth century)

Cross in the center flanked by two profile busts, St. Peter on the left and St. Paul on the right; above each head is a cross. No inscriptions. Wreath border.

Reverse

N. metropolitan of Ankyra (seventh/eighth century)

Inscription of at least five lines. Wreath border.

...θ.
.υπρονοια
.ητροπολ
.τηαγκυρ
ν

...ω Θ[εο]ῦ προνοίᾳ [μ]ητροπολ[ί]τῃ Ἀγκύρων

Translation

...ω Θεοῦ προνοίᾳ μητροπολίτῃ Ἀγκύρων.

...o by the providence of God metropolitan of Ankyra.

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Commentary

The finely detailed busts of the obverse suggest that this specimen was struck in the wake of the revival of quality representations on coins, initiated during the first reign of Justinian II (685-695).

 

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