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Traianos (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right; in field above head of eagle, chipped-off encircled cross or star. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Block monogram. Incuse border.

 - ι - ν - ο - ρ -  - τ

Τραιανός

Obverse

Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right; in field above head of eagle, chipped-off encircled cross or star. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Block monogram. Incuse border.

 - ι - ν - ο - ρ -  - τ

Τραιανός

Accession number BZS.1955.1.389
Diameter 26.0 mm

Translation

Τραιανός.

Traianos.

Commentary

The field above the eagle on the obverse could contain a monogram, containing a name, but the field seems too small, and circular for a monogram; it is therefore likely an encircled cross or star. That there is no name on the obverse indicates that the reverse monogram must contain one; therefore it reads Τραιανός and not νοτάριος. It is additionally irregular that the reverse monogram is in the nominative, but relatively indisputable as there is clearly no υ or ω.