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Gregory (?) chartophylax (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

γ - η - ι - ο - ρ - υ

Γρηγορίου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - κ - λ - ο - ρ - τ - υ - φ - χ

χαρτοφύλακος

Obverse

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

γ - η - ι - ο - ρ - υ

Γρηγορίου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - κ - λ - ο - ρ - τ - υ - φ - χ

χαρτοφύλακος

Accession number BZS.1955.1.391
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Γρηγορίου χαρτοφύλακος.

(Seal of) Gregory chartophylax.

Commentary

It is also possible that the reverse monogram reads χαριστικαρίου (charistikarios), however this is significantly less likely in the sixth/seventh centuries. The obverse likely reads Gregory, although the upper termination of the monogram is obscured (cf. Zacos-Veglery, monogram no. 87).