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Eirene (797–802)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length representation of Eirene, wearing a crown with double pendilia and a loros. She holds a globus cruciger in her right hand and in her left a cross scepter. Remains of a circular inscription beginning at top left. Border of dots.

EIRIH

Eirinῃ [basilissῃ].

Reverse

Blank.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Eirene, wearing a crown with double pendilia and a loros. She holds a globus cruciger in her right hand and in her left a cross scepter. Remains of a circular inscription beginning at top left. Border of dots.

EIRIH

Eirinῃ [basilissῃ].

Reverse

Blank.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4274 (formerly DO 55.1.4274)
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 36.1.

Translation

Eirinῃ basilissῃ.

Eirene, basilissa.

Commentary

On her gold coins, the empress Eirene is represented wearing a loros and a crown surmounted by a cross, which is framed by two triangular projections (for example, DOC 3.1:1a.1 [pl. 15]). See DOC 3.1: pp. 128 and 130.