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The imperial kommerkia of Mesembria (747/8)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.107
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 77.8b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 265b.
Cf. Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 36.

Obverse

Busts of Leo III (left) and Constantine V; both are bearded and wear chlamys and crown with a cross. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

ΤΩΝΒΑΣ
ΙΛΙΚΩΝΚΟ
ΜΜΕΡΚΙΩ
ΝΜΕΣΕΜΒ
ΡΙΑΣΑ

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Μεσεμβρίας.  Ἰνδικτιὼν αˊ

Translation

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Μεσεμβρίας.  Ἰνδικτιὼν αˊ.

(Seal of) the imperial kommerkia of Mesembria.  Indiction 1.

Commentary

All other indiction dates of the eighth century may be excluded on the basis that either one or three emperors would be represented. The specimens above are very similar to one another, but we are not in a position to ascertain if they are from the same boulloterion. The indiction sign is barely legible on specimen (d) and not legible on (c), but we restored it because of the resemblances on all other points.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.107
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 77.8b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 265b.
Cf. Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 36.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.107
Diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 77.8b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 265b.
Cf. Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 36.