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Eustratios chartoularios (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right. In field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - ι - ο - ρ - τ - σ - υ - χ

Εὐστρατίου χαρτουλαρίου

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right. In field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - ι - ο - ρ - τ - σ - υ - χ

Εὐστρατίου χαρτουλαρίου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3010
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Εὐστρατίου χαρτουλαρίου.

Theotokos, lend Thy aid. (Seal of) Eustratios chartoularios.

Commentary

This seems the most likely reading of the reverse if it is a complex monogram, as we take it to be.