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The imperial kommerkion of Constantinople (730–741)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.545

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.15; Zacos–Veglery, no. 257.

Details

Diameter:
45 mm
Condition:
Slightly double struck (obv.)

Obverse

The imperial kommerkion of Constantinople (730–741)

Busts of Leo III (left) and Constantine V (right), each wearing a chlamys and crown with cross, and holding a long cross between them. No inscription visible. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

The imperial kommerkion of Constantinople (730–741)

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

ΤΝΒ
ΣΙΛΙΚΝ
ΚΟΜΜΡΚΙ
ΝΚΝΣΤΝΤ
.Ν.......

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Κωνσταντ[ι]ν[ουπόλεως]

Translation

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Κωνσταντινουπόλεως.

(Seal of) the imperial kommerkia of Constantinople.

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Commentary

This object is not a seal, but a piece of folded metal with the imprint of a boulloterion.

 

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