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Peter (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Peter, nimbate, holding long cross on l. shoulder. Inscription to l. and r: Ο|Π|Ε-Τ|Ρ,: ὁ ἅγιος Πέτρος. Double wreath border.

Reverse

Monogram. Double wreath border.

 - π - ο - ρ -  - τ

Πέτρος

Obverse

Bust of St. Peter, nimbate, holding long cross on l. shoulder. Inscription to l. and r: Ο|Π|Ε-Τ|Ρ,: ὁ ἅγιος Πέτρος. Double wreath border.

Reverse

Monogram. Double wreath border.

 - π - ο - ρ -  - τ

Πέτρος

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3063
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

Πέτρος.

Peter.

Commentary

It should be noted that as the reverse monogram resolves to the name of the saint on the obverse, this is likely a case of a seal-owner choosing to put his name-saint upon his seal.