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Sisinnios/Honorios (?) (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Demetrios on horseback, moving to the r. Inscription (sigla) to l. and r: Ο|...|ΔΗΤΡΙ|ΟΣ: Ὁ ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Wreath border.

Reverse

Monogram. Wreath border.

ι - ν - ο - ρ - σ - υ - ω

Ὁνωρίου/Σισιννίῳ

Obverse

St. Demetrios on horseback, moving to the r. Inscription (sigla) to l. and r: Ο|...|ΔΗΤΡΙ|ΟΣ: Ὁ ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Wreath border.

Reverse

Monogram. Wreath border.

ι - ν - ο - ρ - σ - υ - ω

Ὁνωρίου/Σισιννίῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2611
Diameter 30.0 mm

Translation

Ὁνωρίου/Σισιννίῳ.

(Seal of) Honorios/Sisinnios.

Commentary

Laurent interprets this as the 11th century; however the monogram does not read John (Ἰωάννου) as the υ is likely not present above, and there is clearly no α. Moreover, the ο attached to the middle bar is likely a σ or a ρ; if it is a σ, then this reads Σισιννίῳ, while if it is a backwards ρ that is doubling as an ο, then it reads Ὁνωρίου; less likely variants of the second readings includ Ἰούνωρ and Ἰούνωρι.