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Eirene (797–802)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.634 (formerly DO 58.106.634)
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Double struck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 36.4; Zacos–Veglery, no. 40b.


Half-length representation of Eirene, wearing a crown with double pendilia surmounted by a cross and triangular projections, and a loros. She holds a cross scepter in her left hand. Circular inscription at right. Border of dots.


[Eirinῃ] basilissῃ Θ.




Eirinῃ basilissῃ.

Eirene, basilissa.


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]). This seal depicts crown type L (on the types, see DOC 3.1: pp. 128 and 130).

The inscription here is the same as that on the reverse of Eirene's gold coin (DOC 3.1:1a.1 [pl. 15]).