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George kandidatos (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2193
Diameter 21 mm


Bust of the Virgin with medallion between two crosses. Wreath border.


Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - γ - δ - ε - ι - κ - ν - ο - ρ - τ - υ - ω

Γεωργίου κανδιδάτου


Γεωργίου κανδιδάτου.

(Seal of) George kandidatos.


The resolution of the monogram is likely but not certain; for it to be the case, a Γ must be found within the Τ or the Ε, which is not unlikely, and the Ν must not have a Η in ligature with it. If there is a Η encompassed within the Ν, as is possible but unclear on the seal, then the reading could be Ἡρακλείου κανδιδάτου (Herakleios kandidatos).