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Julian koubikoularios (?) (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4743
Diameter 14 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Block monogram with a cross to the left. Border of dots.

α - ι - λ - ν - ο - υ

Ἰουλιάνου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

α - β - ι - κ - λ - ο - ρ - υ

κουβικουλάριου (?)

Translation

Ἰουλιάνου κουβικουλάριου.

(Seal of) Julian koubikoularios (?).

Commentary

The blank used for this seal was too small to contain the full monogram on either side; the obverse is still relatively legible and is reasonably certain, but the reverse is missing much of the left and bottom arms of the cruciform and is a educated hypothesis based on the apparent remains of a β on the left (that could double as a ρ) and the apparent slanting right bar of a Λ below, that in all likelihood is probably an α, especially in that position within the cruciform.