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Theodore stratelates (?) (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 -  - θ - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Θεοδώρου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - η - λ - ο - ρ - τ - υ

στρατηλάτου

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 -  - θ - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Θεοδώρου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - η - λ - ο - ρ - τ - υ

στρατηλάτου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1733
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

Θεοδώρου στρατηλάτου

(Seal of) Theodore stratelates.

Commentary

The reverse monogram is likely intended to read stratelates, but it is missing a sigma--perhaps this can be found in the arms of the monogram, as is very unusual for a cruciform monogram. More likely it was mistakenly omitted by the engraver, as there seems to be no other possible reading of the monogram other than stratelates.