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Genesios (?) (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, with Christ before her. At right, cross. At left, backwards crescent (or broken circle). Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

γ - ε - ι - ν - ο - σ - υ

Γενεσίου (?)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, with Christ before her. At right, cross. At left, backwards crescent (or broken circle). Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

γ - ε - ι - ν - ο - σ - υ

Γενεσίου (?)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4413
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Γενεσίου (?).

(Seal of) Genesios (?).

Commentary

The bottom and top of the reverse cruciform are chipped; seemingly, there is an upsilon in ligature above the omicron on the upper arm of the cruciform and, on the lower arm, the bottom line of an epsilon (which also forms the gamma) is cut off.