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John hypatos and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Pamphylia, Pisidia, and Lykia (722/23)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4374
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped at channel openings.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 69.2a.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 225a.

Obverse

On the upper half, bust of two emperors (the one on the left is larger: Leo III and Constantine V) holding the globus cruciger. On either side the indiction year: . Below, an inscription of two lines. No border visible.

ΙΑΝΝΟΥ
ΥΠΑΤΟΥ

νδικτιὼν ςˊ 

Ἰωάννου ὑπάτου

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines; top line effaced. No border visible.

.....
ΚΟΜΜΕΡ.
ΙΑΡΙΑΠΟΘΗ
ΚΗΣΠΑΜΦΥ
.ΙΑΣΠΙΣΣΙΔ
.ΑΣΛΥΚ
..Σ

καὶ γενικοῦ κομμερκιαρίου ἀποθήκης Παμφυλίας, Πισσιδίας καὶ Λυκίας

Translation

Ἰνδικτιὼν ςˊ  
Ἰωάννου ὑπάτου
καὶ γενικοῦ κομμερκιαρίου ἀποθήκης Παμφυλίας, Πισσιδίας καὶ Λυκίας.

Indiction 6.  
John hypatos and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Pamphylia, Pisidia, and Lykia.

Commentary

Where comparable, the iconography and lettering of BZS.1958.106.672 resembles what we find on this specimen, but the poor state of the other seal prevents confirmation that it is from the same boulloterion. Zacos-Veglery misread the indiction number as a Δ rather than an and dated the specimen to 720/21. John hypatos is well attested as kommerkiarios from 720/21 to 730/31 (Zacos-Veglery, 160, table 14).

This is the province of Lykia as it appears on seals of kommerkiarioi. See ODB II, 1257-58.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4374
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped at channel openings.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 69.2a.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 225a.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4374
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped at channel openings.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 69.2a.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 225a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4374
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Chipped at channel openings.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 69.2a.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 225a.