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Kosmas stratelates and general kommerkiarios of First and Second Cappadocia (687/8)

 
 

Obverse

An emperor, no doubt Justinian II, standing frontally; details obscure. Indiction signs on either side: ι-α. Circular inscription within an incuse border, beginning at right:

κοσμστρτιλτSγενι..

Κοσμᾶ στρατιλάτου (καὶ) γενι[κοῦ]

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Incuse border.

κομ
μερκιρ
ιουποθ
ηκησˊS
Βˊκππ
δοκι
σ

κομμερκιαρίου ἀποθήκης αˊ (καὶ) βˊ Καππαδοκίας

Obverse

An emperor, no doubt Justinian II, standing frontally; details obscure. Indiction signs on either side: ι-α. Circular inscription within an incuse border, beginning at right:

κοσμστρτιλτSγενι..

Κοσμᾶ στρατιλάτου (καὶ) γενι[κοῦ]

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Incuse border.

κομ
μερκιρ
ιουποθ
ηκησˊS
Βˊκππ
δοκι
σ

κομμερκιαρίου ἀποθήκης αˊ (καὶ) βˊ Καππαδοκίας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.671
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 43.7b.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 160.

Translation

Ἰνδικτιὼν αˊ.     Κοσμᾶ στρατιλάτου καὶ γενικοῦ κομμερκιαρίου ἀποθήκης αˊ καὶ βˊ Καππαδοκίας.

Indiction 1.     Kosmas, stratelates and general kommerkiarios of the First and Second Cappadocia.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.656 constitute two halves of the same seal; the reading is a composite of both. See the commentary to the other part.