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Theodore . . . (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2983
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm


Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.




Cruciform monogram. Worn remnants of an inscription are visible in the four angles of the cruciform. Wreath border.




Θεοδώρου . . .

(Seal of) Theodore . . .


The reverse monogram admits of several possibilities; it could be read ἀπὸ ὑπάτων καὶ νοταρίου or even ἀπὸ ὑπάτων καὶ πατρικίου; however, there is no π visible, although there may be a worn ligature with the ν. Additionally, a σ could be found within the κ at the right terminus of the cruciform, which could indicate that this monogram contains a name in the dative, perhaps indicating that the obverse name is a patronymic. Possibilities if this σ is found for the resolution of the reverse are Κωνσταντίνῳ νοταρίῳ, Νικοστράτῳ, and Στρατονικίῳ.