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Kosmas apo hypaton and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Constantinople (685–695)

Accession Number:
BZS 1958.106.680

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.10; Zacos–Veglery, no. 171a.

Details

Diameter:
39 mm
Condition:
Chipped.

Obverse

Kosmas apo hypaton and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Constantinople (685–695)

Emperor (Justinian II) standing, wearing a chlamys and cross-topped crown, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Two circular inscriptions, the outer beginning at 12 o'clock.

Κ.ΣΜΠΟΥΠΤ.ΝϗΓΝΙ....ΟΜ...ΚΙΡΙΟΥ
ΠΟΘΗΚΙΣΚΣΤ...ΝΟΥΠΟΛΟΣ

Κ[ο]σμᾶ ἀπὸ ὑπάτ[ω]ν (καὶ) γενι[κοῦ κ]ομ[μερ]κιαρίου ἀποθήκις Κ[ω]νστ[αντ]ινουπόλεος.

Reverse

Kosmas apo hypaton and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Constantinople (685–695)

Flat, showing the imprint of burlap.

Translation

Κοσμᾶ ἀπὸ ὑπάτων καὶ γενικοῦ κομμερκιαρίου ἀποθήκις Κωνσταντινουπόλεος.

(Seal of) Kosmas apo hypaton and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Constantinople.

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Commentary

Zacos and Veglery reasonably identify the emperor as Justinian II. As on BZS.1951.31.5.1763, the reverse is flat and covered with the imprint of burlap, but on this specimen, oddly, the indiction mark is absent.

 

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