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Constantine V and Leo IV (751–75)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4271 (formerly DO 55.1.4271)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 33.2; Zacos–Veglery, no. 36a.

Obverse

Cross potent on steps. Circular inscription at left. Indeterminate border.

EOOPR. . .

En onom(ati) tu p(at)r(os) [. . .]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Indeterminate border.

COS
AI
OSSLEO.
.SOIASI
LISRO
AIO

Constantinos (καὶ) Leon [pi]stoi basilis Romaion.

Translation

En onomati tu patros . . . Constantinos καὶ Leon pistoi basilis Romaion.

Constantine and Leo, in the name of the Father [and the Son and the Holy Spirit], faithful basileis of the Romans.

Commentary

The obverse inscription has been left unresolved because it is uncertain as to how it should read. A parallel specimen published in Seyrig, no. 4, is not helpful because of chipping along the edge.

In addition, note S as an abbreviation for καί, as well as the reverse inscription, in which the Greek is expressed in Latin letters. bASILIS is the Latin equivalent of the Greek βασιλεῖς.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4271 (formerly DO 55.1.4271)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 33.2; Zacos–Veglery, no. 36a.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4271 (formerly DO 55.1.4271)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 33.2; Zacos–Veglery, no. 36a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4271 (formerly DO 55.1.4271)
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 33.2; Zacos–Veglery, no. 36a.

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