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N. (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate, with details obscure. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Linear border.

 - ζ - ι - κ - τ

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Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate, with details obscure. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Linear border.

 - ζ - ι - κ - τ

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.282
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

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Commentary

Though the letter at the termination of the right arm of the reverse cruciform is illegible, it is likely a Κ, as this monogram seems to be of the same disposition as the unsolved BZS.1955.1.282. Like that seal, the reverse of this seal seemingly contains an unknown name, perhaps of Armenian or Khazar origin on account of the likely "τζ" sound present. At this time, no known name of this period can be reconstructed from the letters in this monogram.

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