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Peter chartoularios of the genikon (?) (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross; a palm tree is on his left. Inscription visible on either side of the staff cross: Ο|||Ι|ο|..οδ: ὁ ἅγι(ος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ [Πρ]όδ[ρομ(ος)]. Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Letters include: γεικλνπρτχ. Wreath border.

Πέτρου χαρτουλαρίου τοῦ γενικοῦ

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross; a palm tree is on his left. Inscription visible on either side of the staff cross: Ο|||Ι|ο|..οδ: ὁ ἅγι(ος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ [Πρ]όδ[ρομ(ος)]. Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Letters include: γεικλνπρτχ. Wreath border.

Πέτρου χαρτουλαρίου τοῦ γενικοῦ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.940
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Πέτρου χαρτουλαρίου τοῦ γενικοῦ.

(Seal of) Peter, general chartoularios.

Commentary

The monogram on the reverse admits of more than one solution. Possibilities include Peter, general chartoularios or even Peter archdeacon (ἀρχιδιάκονος) if the letter delta is recognized.