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Valerios (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.256
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 15 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate. Before her is Christ with a nimbus cruciform. In fields to l. and r., crosses. Linear border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - ι - λ - ο - ρ - υ

Οὐαλερίου

Translation

Οὐαλερίου.

(Seal of) Valerios.

Commentary

Αὐρελίου (Aurelios) and Ἀρείου (Areios) are also possible readings of the reverse monogram. Howeve, Valerios is the most likely because Aurelios would require the splitting of the ου ligature and is a strange spelling (it is usually Αὐρηλίου), while Areios would be an uncommon name at this time.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.256
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 15 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.256
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 15 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.256
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 15 mm

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