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Maurice Tiberios (582–602)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.494 (formerly DO 58.106.494)
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.3; Zacos–Veglery, no. 7e.

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion, and holding Christ before her. A cross potent with an elongated vertical shaft to right and left. Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of Maurice Tiberios wearing a crown with a cross on top, a circular decoration in front, pendilia, and a chlamys. Remains of a circular inscription beginning at left. Border of dots.

.....RCTIPPAVI

[D(ominus) n(oster) Mau]r(i)c(ius) Tib(erius) p(er)p(etuus) aug(ustus).

Translation

Dominus noster Mauricius Tiberius perpetuus augustus.

Our lord Maurice Tiberios, eternal augustus.

Commentary

Maurice Tiberios’s seals continue the divergence from the design of coins noted first in the reign of Tiberios Constantine, with the Mother of God on the former and Winged Victory on the latter.  Among both seals and coins are preserved examples in which the emperor’s name is read “Mauricius Tiberius” and “Tiberius Mauricius.”

The  at the end of the identifying inscription on the reverse has the appearance of a vertical bar. The emperor’s chlamys seems to be held together on the right shoulder by a fibula.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.494 (formerly DO 58.106.494)
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.3; Zacos–Veglery, no. 7e.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.494 (formerly DO 58.106.494)
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.3; Zacos–Veglery, no. 7e.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.494 (formerly DO 58.106.494)
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.3; Zacos–Veglery, no. 7e.

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