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The imperial kommerkia (of Thrace?) (801/2)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2778
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.20.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 280a. For a second specimen, see the commentary.

Obverse

Bust of Irene (costume indistinct), wearing crown with a cross and two triangular projections and holding a cruciform scepter, of which only the upper portion is visible. Indiction sign: ·Ι·. Wreath border.

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Reverse

Inscription in three (?) lines. Wreath border.

τνβ/
κομερκ.
....

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομερκίων τῆς Θρᾴκης

Translation

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομερκίων τῆς Θρᾴκης.

(Seal of) the imperial kommerkia of Thrace.

Commentary

The reading, although uncertain, is suggested by the inscription on a similar seal published by Zacos-Veglery, no. 280b.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2778
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.20.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 280a. For a second specimen, see the commentary.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2778
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.20.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 280a. For a second specimen, see the commentary.

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