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Theodore skribon (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Eagle with open wings, between which is a cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

δ - ε - θ - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Θεοδώρου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

β - ι - κ - ν - ο - ρ - σ

σκριβόνος

Obverse

Eagle with open wings, between which is a cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

δ - ε - θ - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Θεοδώρου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

β - ι - κ - ν - ο - ρ - σ

σκριβόνος

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3290
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Θεοδώρου σκριβόνος.

(Seal of) Theodore skribon.

Commentary

The reverse monogram is quite likely although a bit strange: the right arm of the cruciform slightly protrudes into the Σ, making this letter almost read as an Ε; however, because it so barely protrudes, it is likely a mistake. Moreover, there may be an Ω at the bottom of the lower arm of the cruciform, which would give a reading of σκρίβωνος, an alternative spelling of the genitive.