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Theon (?) (fifth/sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a bearded saint. No visible border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. No visible border.

ε - θ - ν - ο - σ

Θέωνος

Obverse

Bust of a bearded saint. No visible border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. No visible border.

ε - θ - ν - ο - σ

Θέωνος

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1730
Diameter 19.0 mm

Translation

Θέωνος (?).

(Seal of) Theon (?).

Commentary

The fabric of the seal leads to this early dating, as it has much in common with early, Roman imperial-style seals. However, the iconography and monogram indicate that it should be dated no earlier than the fifth century.