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Kyriakos (?) apo hypaton (?) and genikos of the logothetes of Sicily (696/697)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.689
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.4.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 197.

Obverse

Emperor, standing frontally, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger. Indiction signs: Ιˊ: Ἰνδικτιὼν ι´. traces of a circular inscription with a few letters preserved, beginning at 7 o'clock. No visible border.

ΑΠΟΥ

ἀπο ὑπάτων

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. No visible border.

ΓΕ..
ΚΟΥΛΟ
ΘΕΤ.
ΑΠΟΘΗΚ
ΣΗΚΕΛ
.ΑΣ

καὶ γενικοῦ λογοθέτου ἀποθήκης Σικελίας

Translation

Ἰνδικτιὼν ιˊ.   ... ἀπο ὑπάτων καὶ γενικοῦ λογοθέτου ἀποθήκης Σικελίας.

Indiction 10.    ... apo hypaton and genikos logothetes of the apotheke of Sicily.

Commentary

Zacos-Veglery correctly identified the emperor as Leontios and dated the seal 696/697. Not having deciphered the remnants of the circular inscription on the obverse, they did not establish the title and identity of the owner. During this same indiction year, Kyriakos apo hypaton is attested as logothetes of the apotheke of (Phrygia) Kapatiane and Lydia (Zacos-Veglery, no. 195=BZS.1955.1.4378). Kyriakos farmed out this position and likely did the same for the position of Sicily. But as his name cannot be read on our seal, its reconstruction, although probable, is not certain. For the genikos logothetes of apothekai, see Oikonomides, Kommerkiarioi, 46.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.689
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.4.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 197.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.689
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.4.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 197.