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The imperial kommerkia of Thessalonica (738/9)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length representations of Justinian II (left), bearded, and Tiberios, beardless, holding a long cross on a rectangular base between them (the child's hand above the father's). No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription. No visible border.

ΑΣΙΛΙΚ
ΝΚΟΜΜΕ
.ΚΙΝΘΕ
ΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΙ
ΣΖ

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Θεσαλονίκις. Ἰνδικτιὼν ζˊ

Obverse

Half-length representations of Justinian II (left), bearded, and Tiberios, beardless, holding a long cross on a rectangular base between them (the child's hand above the father's). No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription. No visible border.

ΑΣΙΛΙΚ
ΝΚΟΜΜΕ
.ΚΙΝΘΕ
ΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΙ
ΣΖ

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Θεσαλονίκις. Ἰνδικτιὼν ζˊ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4399
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.28.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 255a.

Translation

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Θεσαλονίκις. Ἰνδικτιὼν ζˊ.

(Seal) of the imperial kommerkia of Thessalonica. Indiction 7.

Commentary

This seal and DO Seals 1, no. 18.29 were issued by the same office in the same year but are from different boulloteria and bear slightly different inscriptions. They are therefore published separately. The seals of imperial kommerkia (730/1-832/3), listed by Zacos-Veglery, 192-97, seem to come from offices run by state officials for the state (and not by tax farmers): see Oikonomides, Kommerkiarioi, 41.