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Elpidios (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.149
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 18 mm

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Sophia, facing, nimbate, wearing chiton and maphorion, orans with hands uplifted in supplication. In vertical columns to left and right, inscription: ΑΗ|Ι|ΑΣΟ|ΦΙ|Α: ἡ ἅγια Σοφία. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

δ -  - ι - λ - ο - π - υ

Ἐλπιδίου

Translation

Ἐλπιδίου.

(Seal of) Elpidios.

Commentary

Note the reversing of the letters in the left portion of the identifying inscription of St. Sophia on the obverse.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.149
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 18 mm

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Accession number BZS.1947.2.149
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 18 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.149
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 18 mm