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The imperial kommerkion of Constantinople (730–741)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.545
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Slightly double struck (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.15; Zacos–Veglery, no. 257.

Obverse

Busts of Leo III (left) and Constantine V (right), each wearing a chlamys and crown with cross, and holding a long cross between them. No inscription visible. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

ΤΝΒ
ΣΙΛΙΚΝ
ΚΟΜΜΡΚΙ
ΝΚΝΣΤΝΤ
.Ν.......

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Κωνσταντ[ι]ν[ουπόλεως]

Translation

Τῶν βασιλικῶν κομμερκίων Κωνσταντινουπόλεως.

(Seal of) the imperial kommerkia of Constantinople.

Commentary

This object is not a seal, but a piece of folded metal with the imprint of a boulloterion.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.545
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Slightly double struck (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.15; Zacos–Veglery, no. 257.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.545
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Slightly double struck (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.15; Zacos–Veglery, no. 257.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.545
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Slightly double struck (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 23.15; Zacos–Veglery, no. 257.

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