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John Sergios (fifth/sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1488
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 18 mm

Obverse

Inscription in three lines with cross above. Wreath border.


ιω
ννο
υ

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Inscription in two lines with cross above. Wreath border.


σερ
γι

Σεργίου

Translation

Ἰωάννου Σεργίου.

(Seal of) John (son of) Sergios / (Seal of) Sergios (son of) John (?).

Commentary

The meaning of this double name is uncertain. It could be a collective seal of John and Sergios, but it is more likely a patronymic, with it left unclear who is the father and who, the son. See Nesbitt,"Double Names," 120.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1488
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 18 mm