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Marinos/Marianos (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Turreted female figure wearing chiton and chlamys, seated on backless throne. Holding (?) in r. hand, globus with Winged Victory atop, crowning figure with garland. In l. hand, cornucopia. Linear border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ι - μ - ν - ο - ρ - υ

Μαρίνου/Μαριάνου

Obverse

Turreted female figure wearing chiton and chlamys, seated on backless throne. Holding (?) in r. hand, globus with Winged Victory atop, crowning figure with garland. In l. hand, cornucopia. Linear border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ι - μ - ν - ο - ρ - υ

Μαρίνου/Μαριάνου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.222
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1382.

Translation

Μαρίνου/Μαριάνου.

(Seal of) Marinos/Marianos.

Commentary

The reverse could alternatively be read as Μαιουριανοῦ (Maiourianos) or Μαυριανοῦ (Maurianos). The obverse figure is likely the personification of Constantinople, cf. solidi of Honorius, Theodosious II, etc., though it is is unclear whether a boat lies at her feet. She is likely meant to hold the globus, though her r. arm is crudely struck.