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Gregory son of John, skribon (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I); in the quarters: ΓΡΗ|ΓΟΡΙ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γρηγορίου

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

σκρ
ηβονοσ
υιοιωα
ννου

σκρήβονος υἱου Ἰωάννου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I); in the quarters: ΓΡΗ|ΓΟΡΙ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γρηγορίου

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

σκρ
ηβονοσ
υιοιωα
ννου

σκρήβονος υἱου Ἰωάννου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.234
Diameter 40.0 mm; field: 25.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Γρηγορίου σκρήβονος υἱου Ἰωάννου.

Theotokos, lend Thy aid. (Seal of) the skribon Gregory, son of John.

Commentary

The reverse inscription makes it clear that Gregory and not his father John, is a skribon.