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John imperial exaktor (?) (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.152
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - β -  - η - θ - ι - κ - ν - ο - τ - υ - 

Θεοτόκε βοηθει Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - β -  - ι - κ - λ - Ξ - ο - ρ - σ - τ - υ

βασιλικοῦ ἐξάκτορος (?)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοηθει Ἰωάννου βασιλικοῦ ἐξάκτορος.

Theotokos, help John, imperial exaktor (?).

Commentary

The reverse of this seal is in no way certain; because there is no sign for καὶ present, it is likely that there is only one title, so βασιλικοῦ is likely one of the two words present. From the remaining letters, only ἐξάκτορος is possible, taking the difficult letter on the right branch of the crucifix to the left of the Κ to be an Ε, not an Η.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.152
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.152
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.152
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

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