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Anastasios hypatos, imperial balnitor, and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Thessalonica (723/4)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4370
Diameter 35 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.32.

Obverse

In upper field, two imperial busts: Leo III (left), bearded, and Constantine V, beardless; each holds globus cruciger and wears divitision, chlamys, and crown with a cross. On either side, the indiction signs: Ζ. In lower field, inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ΝΣΤΣΙΟΥ
ΥΠΤΟΥΒΣΙ
ΛΙΚΟΥΒΛ
Ν.ΤΟΡΟΣ

νδικτιὼν ζˊ. Ἀναστασίου ὑπάτου βασιλικοῦ βαλνίτορος

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Indeterminate border.

ΓΕΝΙ
ΚΟΥΚΟΜ
ΜΕΡΚΙΡΙ
ΟΥΠΟΘΗΚ
ΗΣΘΕΣΣ
ΛΩΝΙΚΗΣ

καὶ γενικοῦ κομμερκιαρίου ἀποθήκης Θεσσαλωνίκης

Translation

Ἰνδικτιὼν ζˊ. Ἀναστασίου ὑπάτου, βασιλικοῦ βαλνίτορος, καὶ γενικοῦ κομμερκιαρίου ἀποθήκης Θεσσαλωνίκης.

Indiction 7. (Seal of) Anastasios hypatos, imperial balnitor, and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Thessalonica.

Commentary

The owner of this seal is certainly the same as that of DO Seals 1, no. 18.33 (BZS 1947.2.164). Known from many seals, he must have been a wealthy businessman who farmed out the office of general kommerkiarios in several provinces between 718 and 727 (cf. Zacos-Veglery, 158-59). He appears as an imperial balnitor who obtained the title of hypatos sometime between 719 and 720. He received the office of general kommerkiarios for Thessalonica for two consecutive years, during the first of which he also farmed out the same office for Constantinople.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4370
Diameter 35 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.32.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4370
Diameter 35 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.32.

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