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John . . . kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Constantinople (692/93)

 
 

Obverse

Emperor (Justinian II) standing, wearing a chlamys and crown, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Inscription:  : Ἰ(νδικτιὼν) ϛ'. No visible border.

Reverse

Four lines of inscription visible. No visible border.

.ΡΚΙΑΡΙ..
ΑΠΟΘΙΚΙ.
.ΩΝΣΤΑ.
...ΟΥΠ.

[κομε]ρκιαρί[ου] ἀποθίκι[ς Κ]ωνστα[ντιν]ουπ[όλεως].

Obverse

Emperor (Justinian II) standing, wearing a chlamys and crown, holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Inscription:  : Ἰ(νδικτιὼν) ϛ'. No visible border.

Reverse

Four lines of inscription visible. No visible border.

.ΡΚΙΑΡΙ..
ΑΠΟΘΙΚΙ.
.ΩΝΣΤΑ.
...ΟΥΠ.

[κομε]ρκιαρί[ου] ἀποθίκι[ς Κ]ωνστα[ντιν]ουπ[όλεως].

Accession number BZS 1955.1.4388
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.8b; Zacos–Veglery, no. 182b.

Translation

. . . κομερκιαρίου ἀποθίκις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως.

[John . . .] kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Constantinople.

Commentary

Indiction 6 during the reign of Justinian II could be either 692/3 or 707/8, but for reasons of design the former is preferred.

In the same year, a John, apo hypaton, was general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Isauria. See SBS 6 (1999): 146 (no. 2053) and 148 (no. 1584).

Zacos and Veglery assumed this seal was parallel with BZS.1958.106.669, but the different size of the letters in the name tells against this.