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Theoktistos illoustrios (sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3256
Diameter 24 mm


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

ε - θ - ι - κ - ο - σ - τ - υ



Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

ι - λ - ο - ρ - σ - τ - υ



Θεοκτίστου ἰλλουστρίου.

(Seal of) Theoktistos illoustrios.


The obverse monogram above the eagle is difficult to make out; it could also read Καλοθέτου if the letter at the bottom terminus of the cruciform is an α. It also looks almost like a type II invocative monogram, however the bottom letter is likely not a β, and the reverse clearly reads a title, not a name.