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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.


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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Inscription in three (?) lines. Wreath border.


Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομερκίων τῆς Θρᾴκης


Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομερκίων τῆς Θρᾴκης.

(Seal of) the imperial kommerkia of Thrace.


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