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Eirene (797–802)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.590 (formerly DO 58.106.590)
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 36.2; Zacos–Veglery, no. 40c.


Half-length representation of Eirene, wearing a crown with double pendilia surmounted by a cross and triangular projections, and a loros. She holds a globus cruciger in her right hand and in her left a cross scepter. No epigraphy. Border of dots.




On her gold coins, the empress Eirene is represented wearing a loros and a crown surmounted by a cross, which is framed by two triangular projections (for example, DOC 3.1:1a.1 [pl. 15]). On this specimen, the crown type is K rather than L (see DOC 3.1: pp. 128 and 130)