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Theon (?) (fifth/sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1730
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Very thick specimen.

Obverse

Bust of a bearded saint. No visible border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. No visible border.

ε - θ - ν - ο - σ

Θέωνος

Translation

Θέωνος (?).

(Seal of) Theon (?).

Commentary

The fabric of the seal leads to this early dating, as it has much in common with early, Roman imperial-style seals. However, the iconography and monogram indicate that it should be dated no earlier than the fifth century.