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Narses cleric (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate. On her chest is Christ with nimbus. In fields to l. and r., crosses. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 - η - ι - κ - λ - ν - ο - ρ -  - υ

Ναρσοῦ κληρικοῦ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate. On her chest is Christ with nimbus. In fields to l. and r., crosses. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 - η - ι - κ - λ - ν - ο - ρ -  - υ

Ναρσοῦ κληρικοῦ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.269
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Ναρσοῦ κληρικοῦ.

(Seal of) Narses cleric.

Commentary

It is also possible that the reverse monogram actually contains two names (including perhaps Ἰσακίου or Ἡρακλήου), but a name and title, such as Narses cleric, is more likely.