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Thomas Sabour (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.139
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 564.

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Linear border.

 - θ - μ - ω

Θωμᾶ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Linear border.

 - β - ο - ρ -  - υ

Σαβούρ

Translation

Θωμᾶ Σαβούρ

(Seal of) Thomas Sabour.

Commentary

The reverse of this seal is difficult to decipher. Zacos read it as σπαθαρίου (spatharios), finding a phantom Π in the right and left bars of the cruciform in conjunction with the downward strike of the Σ, and reading the worn left letter as a Θ. However, it seems more likely that this letter is a Β, giving the reading of Σαβούρ or the more Hellenized Σαβουρίου, as an alternate spelling of Σαβωρίου.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.139
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 564.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.139
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 564.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.139
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 564.

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