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Belisarios (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with Christ before her. Crosses on either side. Linear border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Linear border.

α - β - ε - ι - λ - ο - ρ - σ - υ

Βελισαρίου

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with Christ before her. Crosses on either side. Linear border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Linear border.

α - β - ε - ι - λ - ο - ρ - σ - υ

Βελισαρίου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.263
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1117b.

Translation

Βελισαρίου.

(Seal of) Belisarios.

Commentary

Zacos is correct that there is no reason to identify this Belisarios with the famous general of Justinian I, but the coincidence in name and time period is striking.