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Eustratios chartoularios (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3010
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.


Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to right. In field above head of eagle, cruciform invocative monogram. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει


Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - ι - ο - ρ - τ - σ - υ - χ

Εὐστρατίου χαρτουλαρίου


Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Εὐστρατίου χαρτουλαρίου.

Theotokos, lend Thy aid. (Seal of) Eustratios chartoularios.


This seems the most likely reading of the reverse if it is a complex monogram, as we take it to be.