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John eparch/apo eparchon (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ before her. Crosses on either side. Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - ι - ν - ο - π - ρ - υ - χ - ω

Ἰωάννου ἐπάρχου/ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ before her. Crosses on either side. Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - ι - ν - ο - π - ρ - υ - χ - ω

Ἰωάννου ἐπάρχου/ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3254
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννου ἐπάρχου/ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων.

(Seal of) John eparch/apo eparchon.

Commentary

An additional possible reading of the reverse monogram is Πέτρου ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων, if a τ is read within the π-ε ligature.