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Theodore stratelates (?) (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1733
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped and damaged on right.

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 -  - θ - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Θεοδώρου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - η - λ - ο - ρ - τ - υ

στρατηλάτου

Translation

Θεοδώρου στρατηλάτου

(Seal of) Theodore stratelates.

Commentary

The reverse monogram is likely intended to read stratelates, but it is missing a sigma--perhaps this can be found in the arms of the monogram, as is very unusual for a cruciform monogram. More likely it was mistakenly omitted by the engraver, as there seems to be no other possible reading of the monogram other than stratelates.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1733
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped and damaged on right.

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Accession number BZS.1947.2.1733
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped and damaged on right.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1733
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped and damaged on right.