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Eirene (797–802)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4274 (formerly DO 55.1.4274)
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 36.1.

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.

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.