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Bonosos (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, holding the Christ-child in her r. arm. He has nimbus cruciger. No visible border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

β - ν - ο - σ - υ

Βονόσου

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, holding the Christ-child in her r. arm. He has nimbus cruciger. No visible border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

β - ν - ο - σ - υ

Βονόσου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3251
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Βονόσου.

(Seal of) Bonosos.

Commentary

The name in the reverse monogram is clearly Bonosos, however it is spelled unusually, as typically it is Βονώσου. Of course, the substitution of an Ο for an Ω is both likely and common.