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Token (thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2609
Diameter 27 mm
Condition No channel for suspension.


Four letters in cruciform formation. Linear border.


Δοροθ(έου) or Θ(εο)δώρ(ου)


Four letters in cruciform formation. Linear border.




Δοροθέου or Θεοδώρου. Αἀρόν

(Token of) Dorotheos or Theodore and Aaron.


It is very difficult to date this token, and our reading is very provisional. We have indicated a thirteenth-century date on the basis of the theta on the obverse, but this carries only limited weight. Both sides contain four letters in the formation of a cruciform, though they are unconnected and hence not monograms. Reading both sides counter-clockwise from the left, the obverse reads Dorotheos, the reverse Aaron. The obverse could also be read as Θεοδώρου.