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Plato patrikios (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of three (or possibly originally four) lines, with a cross surrounded by tendrils at the top. Indeterminate border.

  
Π̣ΛΤ
̣ΗΠ
.ΤΡΙΚ
..

Πλατώνη π[α]τρικ[ίῳ]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of three (or possibly originally four) lines, with a cross surrounded by tendrils at the top. Indeterminate border.

  
Π̣ΛΤ
̣ΗΠ
.ΤΡΙΚ
..

Πλατώνη π[α]τρικ[ίῳ]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.553
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Die appears to have been too large for seal.
Previous Editions

Zacos 1594.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Πλατώνη πατρικίῳ.

Mother of God, help Plato, patrikios.

Commentary

Dated to seventh century based on epigraphy, although a cross between tendrils is more common in the eighth century. If dated to the seventh century, may have belonged to Plato, patrikios and exarch of Ravenna, who was active in Constantinople after 649 (see PmbZ #6266).