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Romanus illustrius (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right. In field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Latin inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

.RO
.OE
IS
..O

Romano illustrio

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right. In field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Latin inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

.RO
.OE
IS
..O

Romano illustrio

Accession number BZS.1947.2.634
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Romano illustrio.

Theotokos, help Romanus illustrius.

Commentary

Bilingual seal in Greek and Latin.