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Maurice Tiberios (582–602)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.559 (formerly DO 58.106.559)
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.7.

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion, and holding Christ before her. A large cross potent with an elongated vertical shaft visible at right. No discernible border.

Reverse

Bust of Maurice Tiberios wearing a crown with pendilia and a chlamys. Remains of a circular inscription at left. No visible border.

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D(ominus) n(oster) Maur(i)c(ius) [Tib(erius) p(er)p(etuus) aug(ustus)].

Translation

Dominus noster Mauricius Tiberius perpetuus augustus.

Our lord Maurice Tiberios, eternal augustus.

Commentary

Maurice Tiberios’s seals continue the divergence from the design of coins noted first in the reign of Tiberios Constantine, with the Mother of God on the former and Winged Victory on the latter.  Among both seals and coins are preserved examples in which the emperor’s name is read “Mauricius Tiberius” and “Tiberius Mauricius.”

Accession number BZS.1958.106.559 (formerly DO 58.106.559)
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.7.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.559 (formerly DO 58.106.559)
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.7.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.559 (formerly DO 58.106.559)
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 9.7.

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