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Theopemptos patrikios and general logothete of the apotheke of Constantinople (715/16)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1762
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.13; Zacos–Veglery, no. 220b. Same die (according to which we have restored the reading of our specimen): Zacos–Veglery, no. 220a.

Obverse

Emperor (Thedosios III) standing, wearing a loros and cross-topped crown, holding a globus surmounted by a patriarchal cross in his right hand and an akakia in his left. At left and right: Ι : Ἰ(νδικτιὼν) ιδ'. Circular inscription beginning at 12 o'clock. Incuse border.

ΘΟΠΜΠΤΠΤΡΙΚΙΟΥ

Θεοπέμπτου πατρικίου

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Incuse border.

ϗΓΝΙ
ΚΟΥΛΟΓΟ
ΘΤΟΥΠΟ
ΘΗΚΗΣΚΩ
ΝΣ..ΝΤΙΝ
Ο...Λ
..

(καὶ) γενικοῦ λογοθέτου ἀποθήκης Κωνσ[τα]ντινο[υπό]λε[ος].

Translation

Θεοπέμπτου πατρικίου καὶ γενικοῦ λογοθέτου ἀποθήκης Κωνσταντινουπόλεος.

(Seal of) Theopemptos patrikios and general logothete of the apotheke of Constantinople.

Commentary

The identity of the emperor is easily confirmed from the fact that the figure holds a globus surmounted by a patriarchal cross. Such a cross in this context is unusual, but is to be seen on the gold coinage of Theodosios III (see DOC II.2, pl. XLVI, 1.b.1).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1762
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.13; Zacos–Veglery, no. 220b. Same die (according to which we have restored the reading of our specimen): Zacos–Veglery, no. 220a.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1762
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.13; Zacos–Veglery, no. 220b. Same die (according to which we have restored the reading of our specimen): Zacos–Veglery, no. 220a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1762
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.13; Zacos–Veglery, no. 220b. Same die (according to which we have restored the reading of our specimen): Zacos–Veglery, no. 220a.

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