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Constantine imperial kommerkiarios of Thrace and Macedonia (831/2)

Accession number BZS.1977.34.95
Diameter 35 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.18.
Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 46.

Obverse

Above an exergual line a bust of Emperor Theophilos wearing loros and crown. Traces of circular inscription (largely effaced) along a wreath border. In the exergue, the indiction sign flanked by two small crosses composed of dots.

..OF..ASILEOVS  I ˙Ι˙

Θeofilou basileous. Ἰνδικτιὼν ιˊ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

Κ.Σ
ΤΑΝΤΒΚΟ
ΜΕΡΘΡΚ
ΜΚΕΔ

Κωνσταντίνου βασιλικοῦ κομερκιάριου Θρᾴκης καὶ Μακεδονίας

Translation

Θeofilou basileous. Ἰνδικτιὼν ιˊ.  Κωνσταντίνου βασιλικοῦ κομερκιάριου Θρᾴκης καὶ Μακεδονίας.

Emperor Theophilos. Indiction 10.  (Seal of) Constantine imperial kommerkiarios of Thrace of Macedonia.

Commentary

The date of the seal is supported by sigillographic and numismatic parallels (Zacos-Veglery, no. 285; Grierson, Catalogue III/1, pl. 22). This seal confirms the fact that Theophilos' first son and co-emperor, Constantine, died before the indictional year 831/2 (cf. Grierson, Catalogue III/1, 407).

Accession number BZS.1977.34.95
Diameter 35 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.18.
Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 46.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1977.34.95
Diameter 35 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.18.
Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 46.

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