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David imperial kynarios (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Effaced.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.


ΥΙΒ
ΣΙΛΙΚΩ
ΚΙΝΡ
ΙΩ

Δαυὶδ βασιλικῷ κιναρίῳ

Obverse

Effaced.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.


ΥΙΒ
ΣΙΛΙΚΩ
ΚΙΝΡ
ΙΩ

Δαυὶδ βασιλικῷ κιναρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3850
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm

Translation

Δαυὶδ βασιλικῷ κιναρίῳ.

David, imperial kynarios.

Commentary

Konstantopoulos, Βυζαντιακά μολυβδόβουλλα, no. 322 (A.E. 3024) lists a Nikephoros “β(ου)κιναρίῳ,” a reading that can be corrected to “β(ασιλικῷ) κιναρίῳ” based on this specimen.