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Stephen droungarios (eighth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, preceded and followed by a cross flanked by floral decoration. Wreath border.


στεφν
ουρουγ
γριου


Στεφάνου δρουγγαρίου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, preceded and followed by a cross flanked by floral decoration. Wreath border.


στεφν
ουρουγ
γριου


Στεφάνου δρουγγαρίου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1236
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos–Veglery, no. 1610. Similar or parallel specimens: Laurent, Sceaux byzantins inédits, no. 14 (seventh century); Schlumberger, Sig., p. 337, no. 3 (seventh/eighth centuries).

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Στεφάνου δρουγγαρίου.

Mother of God, give thy aid. (Seal of) the droungarios Stephen.

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