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John stratelates (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Omega-based monogram with middle bar topped by cross; stars to l. and r. of the ligature above. Wreath border.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Inscription in three lines. Wreath border.

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stratelatu

Obverse

Omega-based monogram with middle bar topped by cross; stars to l. and r. of the ligature above. Wreath border.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Inscription in three lines. Wreath border.

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E


stratelatu

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4431
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννου stratelatu.

(Seal of) John stratelates.

Commentary

The obverse monogram could possibly be read as Αντωνίου (Antonios) if the cross were taken as a tau; however this is unlikely because the crossbar is too narrow.