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Eutuchios scholastikos (?) and Nicholas eparch (?) (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 -  - ι - κ - λ - ο -  - τ - υ - χ

Εὐτυχίου σχολαστικοῦ (?)

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 -  - ι - κ - λ - ν - ο - π - ρ - υ - χ

(καὶ) Νικολάου ἐπάρχου (?)

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 -  - ι - κ - λ - ο -  - τ - υ - χ

Εὐτυχίου σχολαστικοῦ (?)

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 -  - ι - κ - λ - ν - ο - π - ρ - υ - χ

(καὶ) Νικολάου ἐπάρχου (?)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.151
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Εὐτυχίου σχολαστικοῦ (?) (καὶ) Νικολάου ἐπάρχου (?)

(Seal of) Eutuchios scholastikos (?) and Nicholas eparch (?).

Commentary

This resolution is likely incorrect, but is difficult to improve because of the wealth of letters in each monogram--let alone some key ones that have worn away--and inherent ambiguity of the complex monograms. The reverse may actually be a name and the title χαρτουλαρίου (chartoularios), or even the title ἀρχιεπισκόπου (archbishop), and the obverse may actually contain a patronymic, or title other than σχολάστικος (scholastikos).