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Theodore hypatos and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Galatia (654-659)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.655
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 4.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 136.
Dated Seals, no. 14.

Obverse

In the upper part, facing busts of Constans II at left (with long beard and long mustache) and Constantine IV at right (beardless); both wear crowns and chlamydes. Below, inscription of three lines. No border visible.

θεοδρ
ουυπτ
ου

Θεοδώρου ὑπάτου

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No border visible.

S.ενικ.
υκομμε.
κιριου
ποθηκησ
γλτι
σ

(καὶ) [γ]ενικ[ο]ῦ κομμε[ρ]κιαρίου ἀποθήκης Γαλατίας

Translation

Θεοδώρου ὑπάτου καὶ γενικοῦ κομμερκιαρίου ἀποθήκης Γαλατίας.

(Seal of) Theodore, hypatos and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of Galatia.

Commentary

The date of the seal was established by Zacos and Veglery on the basis of the fact that here the second emperor, Constantine IV, is depicted without a beard (contrary to the otherwise similar seals of Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, where the second emperor is bearded). Grierson remarked as well that the senior emperor’s hair is turned inward, as on Constans’s coins, and not outward as on Herakleios’s.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.655
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 4.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 136.
Dated Seals, no. 14.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.655
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 4.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 136.
Dated Seals, no. 14.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.655
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 4.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 136.
Dated Seals, no. 14.

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