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Valerios (?) (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters, four crosses. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram; in the quarters, four crosses. Wreath border.

α - β - η - ι - λ - ο - ρ - υ

Βαληρίου (?)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters, four crosses. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram; in the quarters, four crosses. Wreath border.

α - β - η - ι - λ - ο - ρ - υ

Βαληρίου (?)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2819
Diameter 26.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βαληρίου (?).

Theotokos, help Valerios.

Commentary

Valerios is an uncommon Byzantine name at this period, with an atypical spelling--a word-initial Β as opposed to a word-initial Οὐ. However, this seems to be the best reading of the reverse monogram.