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Peter son of Peter/Sergios(?), hypatos (?) (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ο - π - ρ - τ - υ

Πέτρου (υἱοῦ)

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

- ε - ι - ο - π - ρ -  - τ - υ

Πέτρου/Σεργίου ὑπάτου (?)

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ο - π - ρ - τ - υ

Πέτρου (υἱοῦ)

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

- ε - ι - ο - π - ρ -  - τ - υ

Πέτρου/Σεργίου ὑπάτου (?)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.118
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 462.

Translation

Πέτρου (υἱοῦ) Πέτρου/Σεργίου ὑπάτου (?).

(Seal of) Peter (son of Peter/Sergios?) hypatos (?).

Commentary

The reverse is quite difficult to interpret. Zacos interprets it as πατρικίου, however he incorrectly finds a Κ using the bottom bar of the Ε with the right arm of the Α. It could be read as Εὐπατερίου--either a patronymic or double name--or it could read as a name with the title ὑπάτου, such as Σεργίου or even Πέτρου. It would be strange to see Πέτρου on both sides of the seal, but possible, especially if one side is a patronymic. However for all intents and purposes, it is ambiguous.