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Panios (?) (fifth/sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

An eagle with its wings outspread. Between the wings, the chi-rho ligature:  : Χρ(ιστός). Wreath border.

Reverse

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

p
Ni

Paniu

Obverse

An eagle with its wings outspread. Between the wings, the chi-rho ligature:  : Χρ(ιστός). Wreath border.

Reverse

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

p
Ni

Paniu

Accession number BZS.1958.106.740
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Condition Damaged on the obverse and corroded.

Translation

Paniu.

(Seal of) Panios.

Commentary

The reading of the owner's name is by no means certain. The letter at the beginning of the second line of the reverse appears to be U, but this would lead to an unlikely name such as Pauius. We surmise that the letter should be read as N.