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Monogrammatic Seal (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, facing, nimbate and wearing maphorion, with medallion of Christ with nimbus cruciform before her. Inscription visible to r.: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

ε - θ - ρ - ω

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Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, facing, nimbate and wearing maphorion, with medallion of Christ with nimbus cruciform before her. Inscription visible to r.: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

ε - θ - ρ - ω

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3417
Diameter 18.0 mm

Translation

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Commentary

The blank was too small for the die used, rendering the reverse monogram illegible.