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Philip monk (?) (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.414
Diameter 15 mm


St. Philip, bearded, holding the martyr's cross. Inscription: Ο|Φ|ΙΛ|Ι|.. : Ὁ ἅγιος Φίλιππος. Indeterminate border.


Block monogram. Indeterminate border.

α - ι - λ - π - Φ - χ

Φιλιππ μοναχ


Φιλιππῳ μοναχῷ.

Philip monk.


The reverse monogram on this seal is strange. The block monogram is apparently for Philip, while the title of monk may be found using the Χ above the monogram with the Alpha within it, in the manner of the typical abbreviation for monk . As strange as this would be, no other resolution seems more likely. It is also possible that the monogram reads Φιλαγρίου (Philagrios).