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Valentinos Theodosios (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right; in field above head of eagle, block monogram. Indeterminate border.

 -  - ι - ν - ο - σ - τ - υ

Οὐαλεντίνου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

δ - ε - θ - ι - ο - σ - υ

Θεοδοσίου

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right; in field above head of eagle, block monogram. Indeterminate border.

 -  - ι - ν - ο - σ - τ - υ

Οὐαλεντίνου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

δ - ε - θ - ι - ο - σ - υ

Θεοδοσίου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.374
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 656.

Translation

Οὐαλεντίνου Θεοδοσίου.

(Seal of) Valentinos Theodosios.

Commentary

The obverse monogram is uncertain; Valentinos best fits the available letters, though Λεοντίου is also possible (as Zacos claims), though as he acknowledges, the Λ is likely an Α. The reverse can also be read as Δοσιθέου (Dositheos). The relationship between the two apparent names is unclear.

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