Eirene (797–802)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.595 (formerly DO 58.106.595)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 36.3; Zacos–Veglery, no. 40a. For a similar specimen see Likhachev, Nekotorye, 531, fig. 66.

Details

Diameter:
27 mm
Field:
19 mm
Weight:
20.14 g

Obverse

Eirene (797–802)

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. Circular inscription beginning at top left. Border of dots.

Eirene (797–802)

Eirinῃ bas[ilissῃ].

Reverse

Eirene (797–802)

Blank.

Translation

Eirinῃ basilissῃ.

Eirene, basilissa.

Audio

Commentary

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]). Depicted here is type L (on the crown types, see DOC 3.1: pp. 128 and 130).

 

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