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... and John kandidatos, general kommerkiarioi of the apotheke of Lazike (716/7?)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4377
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 35.1; Zacos-Veglery, no. 221.

Obverse

Emperor, likely Leo III, standing frontally, wearing a crown and chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and an akakia in his left hand. Indiction signs on either side: –ιε. Indeterminate border. Circular inscription, beginning at twelve o'clock.

..............-.ωννκνδιδτ

.....ου [(καὶ) Ἰ]ωάννου κανδιδάτ[ου]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Indeterminate border.

γενι
κωνκομ
μερκιρι
ωνποθη
κησλζ
...σ

γενικῶν κομμερκιαρίων ἀποθήκης Λαζ[ικῆ]ς

Translation

Ἰνδικτιὼν ιε᾽.     .....ου καὶ Ἰωάννου κανδιδάτου, γενικῶν κομμερκιαρίων ἀποθήκης Λαζικῆς.

Indiction 15.     ... and John kandidatos, general kommerkiarioi of the apotheke of Lazike.

Commentary

The emperor has been identified as Leo III and the seal dated to 717 by Zacos and Veglery on the basis of iconographic details. Otherwise, it could have been dated to earlier fifteenth indictions, such as 686/7 or 701/2. The kandidatos John is not otherwise known to us.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4377
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 35.1; Zacos-Veglery, no. 221.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4377
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 35.1; Zacos-Veglery, no. 221.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4377
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 35.1; Zacos-Veglery, no. 221.

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