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Leo IV and Constantine VI (776–80)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4277 (formerly DO 55.1.4277)
Diameter 39 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped. Cracked on reverse.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 34.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 37.

Obverse

Cross potent on four steps. Circular inscription. Wreath border.

EOOPRSSVVSA,IS

En onom(ati) tu p(at)r(o)s (καὶ) tu y(io)u (καὶ) tu a(g)iu b(ne)u(mato)s.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Wreath border.

LEO
SCOS
IOSP
ISOIASI
LISRO
AIO

Leon (ce) Const[a]ntinos pistoi basilis Romaion.

Translation

En onomati tu patros καὶ tu yiou καὶ tu agiu bneumatos Leon ce Constantinos pistoi basilis Romaion.

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

Commentary

Aniconic miliaresia were struck in the names of Leo IV and Constantine VI between 776 and 780 (DOC 3.1:3.4 [pl. 12]).

On the obverse, note that PATROS is abbreviated PRS, and PNEUMATOS as bUS, with bU retrograde for PN (see also BZS.1958.106.581 and BZS.1958.106.589).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4277 (formerly DO 55.1.4277)
Diameter 39 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped. Cracked on reverse.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 34.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 37.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4277 (formerly DO 55.1.4277)
Diameter 39 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped. Cracked on reverse.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 34.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 37.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4277 (formerly DO 55.1.4277)
Diameter 39 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped. Cracked on reverse.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 34.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 37.

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