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John hypatos and archon tou blattiou (705-711)

 
 

Obverse

Two standing emperors, wearing the chlamys and crown, holding between them a cross potent mounted on two steps atop a ball. Inscription in columns on both sides. Traces of a wreath border.

Ω̣||n|ṇ|η̣.|π̣|̣|τ|Ω

[Ἰ]ωάννῃ [ὑ]πάτῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross between fleurons below. Wreath border.

̣ρχο̣
ντιτου̣
λτιου̣


(καὶ) ἄρχοντι τοῦ βλατίου

Obverse

Two standing emperors, wearing the chlamys and crown, holding between them a cross potent mounted on two steps atop a ball. Inscription in columns on both sides. Traces of a wreath border.

Ω̣||n|ṇ|η̣.|π̣|̣|τ|Ω

[Ἰ]ωάννῃ [ὑ]πάτῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross between fleurons below. Wreath border.

̣ρχο̣
ντιτου̣
λτιου̣


(καὶ) ἄρχοντι τοῦ βλατίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.666
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Broken along the top. Corroded.

Translation

Ἰωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ καὶ ἄρχοντι τοῦ βλατίου.

John, hypatos and archon tou blattiou.

Commentary

The emperors presented on the obverse are Justinian II and his son Tiberios, hence the seal must date from that emperor's second reign (705-711).