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Antonios deacon (or kandidatos) (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); cross in upper right field, and stars in the lower fields. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram; crosses in all four fields. Indeterminate border.

α - δ - ι - κ - ν - ο - τ - υ - ω

᾽Αντωνίου διακόνου (or κανδιδάτου)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); cross in upper right field, and stars in the lower fields. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram; crosses in all four fields. Indeterminate border.

α - δ - ι - κ - ν - ο - τ - υ - ω

᾽Αντωνίου διακόνου (or κανδιδάτου)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.421
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει ᾽Αντωνίῳ διακόνῳ (or κανδιδάτῳ).

Theotokos, help Antonios deacon (or kandidatos).

Commentary

The reverse monogram of this seal allows for more than one reading. It could also be either Ἰωάννου κανδιδάτου or Κωνσταντίνου διακόνου.