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John . . . kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Constantinople (692/93)

Accession number BZS 1955.1.4388
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.8b; Zacos–Veglery, no. 182b.

Obverse

Emperor (Justinian II) standing, wearing a chlamys and crown, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Inscription:  : Ἰ(νδικτιὼν) ϛ'. No visible border.

Reverse

Four lines of inscription visible. No visible border.

.ΡΚΙΑΡΙ..
ΑΠΟΘΙΚΙ.
.ΩΝΣΤΑ.
...ΟΥΠ.

[κομε]ρκιαρί[ου] ἀποθίκι[ς Κ]ωνστα[ντιν]ουπ[όλεως].

Translation

. . . κομερκιαρίου ἀποθίκις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως.

[John . . .] kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Constantinople.

Commentary

Indiction 6 during the reign of Justinian II could be either 692/3 or 707/8, but for reasons of design the former is preferred.

In the same year, a John, apo hypaton, was general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Isauria. See SBS 6 (1999): 146 (no. 2053) and 148 (no. 1584).

Zacos and Veglery assumed this seal was parallel with BZS.1958.106.669, but the different size of the letters in the name tells against this.

Accession number BZS 1955.1.4388
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.8b; Zacos–Veglery, no. 182b.

Notes

Accession number BZS 1955.1.4388
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.8b; Zacos–Veglery, no. 182b.