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Anthemios/Euthymios/Athanasios eparch (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate, wearing chiton and maphorion, with the infant Christ before her. Christ has nimbus cruciform and wears himation. In field l. and r., cross. Wreath border.

Reverse

Block monogram. Wreath border.

 -  - θ - ι - μ - ν - ο -  -  -  - τ - υ - χ

Ἀνθεμίου/Ἐυθυμίου/Ἀθανασίου ἐπάρχου

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate, wearing chiton and maphorion, with the infant Christ before her. Christ has nimbus cruciform and wears himation. In field l. and r., cross. Wreath border.

Reverse

Block monogram. Wreath border.

 -  - θ - ι - μ - ν - ο -  -  -  - τ - υ - χ

Ἀνθεμίου/Ἐυθυμίου/Ἀθανασίου ἐπάρχου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.68
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1230.

Translation

Ανθεμίου/Ἐυθυμίου/Ἀθανασίου ἐπάρχου.

(Seal of) Anthemios/Euthymios/Athanasios eparch.

Commentary

Zacos seems to be correct that the reverse monogram is complex and contains the office ἐπάρχου in addition to the name of the eparch, which could be Ἀνθεμίου, Ἐυθυμίου, or perhaps Αθανασίου (Athanasios), if Σ is found within the Ε.