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N. and N. ergasteriarchai and archontes tou blattiou (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of an emperor, wearing the chlamys and crown, and holding the globus cruciger in his right hand. The indiction year is indicated on either side: . Ἰ(νδικτιών) α´. Illegible traces of an inscription along the circumference. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Wreath border.

Εργ̣
σ̣τηριρ
χικιρ
χ̣οντεσ
.ουβλ

ἐργαστηριάρχαι καὶ ἄρχοντες [τ]οῦ βλατ[τίου]

Obverse

Standing figure of an emperor, wearing the chlamys and crown, and holding the globus cruciger in his right hand. The indiction year is indicated on either side: . Ἰ(νδικτιών) α´. Illegible traces of an inscription along the circumference. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Wreath border.

Εργ̣
σ̣τηριρ
χικιρ
χ̣οντεσ
.ουβλ

ἐργαστηριάρχαι καὶ ἄρχοντες [τ]οῦ βλατ[τίου]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.677
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Corroded. Blank too small for die.

Translation

... ἐργαστηριάρχαι καὶ ἄρχοντες τοῦ βλαττίου

Commentary

The emperor shown on the obverse cannot be identified owing to the poor state of preservation.

Laurent, Corpus 2, no. 662, published a seal that may be related to this specimen; the names of the owners were Thomas and John.