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Priskos (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Block monogram. Wreath border.

ι - κ - ο - π - ρ - υ

Πρίσκου

Reverse

Inscription in one line. Wreath border.

PRS

Priscu

Obverse

Block monogram. Wreath border.

ι - κ - ο - π - ρ - υ

Πρίσκου

Reverse

Inscription in one line. Wreath border.

PRS

Priscu

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4436
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 476.

Translation

Πρίσκου / Priscu.

(Seal of) Priskos/Priscus.

Commentary

The reverse abbreviation written in Latin characters seems to also indicate the name Priskos contained in the monogram, although it is possible it is an abbreviation for something else, such as Praefectus. An alternative, but less likely, reading of the monogram, Κρίσπου (Krispos), is made much less likely by the inscription of the reverse; a resolution as Prokopios is impossible because of the clear presence of the Σ at the bottom right of the monogram and the ligature above it, rendering both the nominative and genitive of the name impossible.