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The sacra vestis (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of two lines, a cross above. Wreath border.


τουθ
ειου

τοῦ θείου

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

βε
στιο
υ

βεστίου

Obverse

Inscription of two lines, a cross above. Wreath border.


τουθ
ειου

τοῦ θείου

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

βε
στιο
υ

βεστίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4999
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

τοῦ θείου βεστίου.

(Seal of) the sacra vestis.

Commentary

This seal will have belong to an official (the komes?) attached to the imperial or "sacred" wardrobe.