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Kottanos (?) (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

An mythical animal, seemingly a griffin or dragon. Wreath border.

Reverse

A box monogram flanked by a cross on the left (and presumably by a cross on the right which is not preserved). Wreath border.

κνοτυ

Κοττάνου

Obverse

An mythical animal, seemingly a griffin or dragon. Wreath border.

Reverse

A box monogram flanked by a cross on the left (and presumably by a cross on the right which is not preserved). Wreath border.

κνοτυ

Κοττάνου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.800
Diameter 18.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κοττάνου.

(Seal of) Kottanos.

Commentary

The reading of the owner's name is provisional. The name is attested at the end of the sixth century: see Guilland, Institutions byzantines I, 387.