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Antonios koubikoularios (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Monogram. Indeterminate border.

α - β - ι - κ - λ - ν - ο - ρ - τ - υ - ω

Ἀντωνίῳ κουβικουλαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Monogram. Indeterminate border.

α - β - ι - κ - λ - ν - ο - ρ - τ - υ - ω

Ἀντωνίῳ κουβικουλαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.402
Diameter 26.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Ἀντωνίου κουβικουλαρίου.

Τheotokos, lend Thy aid. (Seal of) Antonios koubikoularios.

Commentary

The reverse monogram is uncertain; any σ must be found within the κ and is therefore tenuous, so identification of the reverse monogram as any form of Constantine or βασιλικοῦ νοταρίου is unlikely. As a result, Ἀντωνίῳ κουβικουλαρίῳ is likely; it can be in the genitive as well, but dative is more logical and grammatically correct in combination with the invocation of the obverse.