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Sergios hypatos and imperial chartoularios (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath Border.

α - γ - ε - ι - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ

Σέργιου ὑπάτου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath Border.

α - β - ι - κ - λ - ο - ρ - σ - τ - υ - χ

βασιλικοῦ χαρτουλαρίου

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath Border.

α - γ - ε - ι - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ

Σέργιου ὑπάτου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath Border.

α - β - ι - κ - λ - ο - ρ - σ - τ - υ - χ

βασιλικοῦ χαρτουλαρίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1524
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Σέργιου ὑπάτου βασιλικοῦ χαρτουλαρίου

Sergios hypatos (and) imperial chartoularios

Commentary

In the obverse monogram, there seems to be remains of a Γ above the Ρ on the upper arm of the cruciform. If there is an ligature placed atop that, as is common, then the monogram would be rendered complex, and could be read Σεργίου ὑπάτου. Without this apparent Γ and hypothesized ligature, the reading of the monogram is either Πετρονᾶς spelled with an ο instead of an ω or Ῥεπαράτος, both of which are exceedingly less common names and less likely resolutions.