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Markos imperial spatharios and hypatos (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

An eagle with its wings outspread. Above, in a cartouche, the owner's name rendered in a monogram:

CR

Marcu

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

βσ
ιλικ,σπ
θ,υπ
του

βασιλικ(οῦ) σπαθ(αρίου) (καὶ) ὑπάτου

Obverse

An eagle with its wings outspread. Above, in a cartouche, the owner's name rendered in a monogram:

CR

Marcu

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

βσ
ιλικ,σπ
θ,υπ
του

βασιλικ(οῦ) σπαθ(αρίου) (καὶ) ὑπάτου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.717
Diameter 31.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm

Translation

Marcu βασιλικοῦ σπαθαρίου καὶ ὑπάτου.

(Seal of) Markos, imperial spatharios and hypatos.

Commentary

We have resolved the monogram of the owner's name as Markos (rendered in Roman letters), but it is possible that the name could be Markianos.