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N. grammatikos (?) (sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.302
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Heavily Corroded at the bottom; effaced on l. (obv.).


Inscription in three lines. Wreath border.


.ουμαρ.κ (?)


Block monogram. Wreath border.

 - γ - ι - κ - μ - ο - ρ - τ - υ

γραμματίκου (?)


. . . γραμματίκου (?).

(Seal of) N. grammatikos.


This seal is difficult to interpret because of the damage to the left portion of the obverse. It is possible that we have on the obverse a cruciform inscription, written in the middle line from left to right, and then from bottom to top thereafter, reading Μάρκου (Mark). However, there seem to be remains of letters to the left of the visible letters on both the first and third lines. The inscription may give a non-Greek name, which acts as the resolution to the reverse monogram (which shares all of the letters visible on the obverse, with the addition of a Τ). If the monogram does not give the name but gives his title, it reads grammatikos.