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Elpidios (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Sophia, facing, nimbate, wearing chiton and maphorion, orans with hands uplifted in supplication. In vertical columns to left and right, inscription: ΑΗ|Ι|ΑΣΟ|ΦΙ|Α: ἡ ἅγια Σοφία. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

δ -  - ι - λ - ο - π - υ

Ἐλπιδίου

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Sophia, facing, nimbate, wearing chiton and maphorion, orans with hands uplifted in supplication. In vertical columns to left and right, inscription: ΑΗ|Ι|ΑΣΟ|ΦΙ|Α: ἡ ἅγια Σοφία. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

δ -  - ι - λ - ο - π - υ

Ἐλπιδίου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.149
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm

Translation

Ἐλπιδίου.

(Seal of) Elpidios.

Commentary

Note the reversing of the letters in the left portion of the identifying inscription of St. Sophia on the obverse.