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Zenonianos (?) (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ζ - η - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ζηνωνιάνου

Reverse

Latin inscription. Wreath border.

SP.
A
RI

spathariu

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ζ - η - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ζηνωνιάνου

Reverse

Latin inscription. Wreath border.

SP.
A
RI

spathariu

Accession number BZS.1958.106.755
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos and Veglery, I/1, no. 580 (does not offer a reading for the owner's name).

Translation

Ζηνωνιάνου spathariu.

(Seal of) Zenonianos spatharius.

Commentary

The monogram's reading is strange, but Zenonianos seems the only possible reading. The much less likely possibility would be that a patronymic is contained within it (i.e. Zeno, son of John, or the opposite). Zenonianos is the clearly preferable reading.