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Leo IV and Constantine VI (776–80)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4277 (formerly DO 55.1.4277)

Previous Editions

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

Details

Diameter:
39 mm
Field:
30 mm
Weight:
43.18 g
Condition:
Chipped. Cracked on reverse.

Obverse

Leo IV and Constantine VI (776–80)

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

Leo IV and Constantine VI (776–80)

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

Leo IV and Constantine VI (776–80)

Inscription of six lines. Wreath border.

Leo IV and Constantine VI (776–80)

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.

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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).

 

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