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Nicetas . . . (sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3561
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm

Obverse

Block monogram. Wreath border.

 -  -  - I - N - T

Nicetae

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 -  -  - I - U

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Translation

Nicetae . . . ?

(Seal of) Nicetas. . . ?

Commentary

The obverse monogram is difficult to decipher, as it seems to be in Latin, though there is no "S" for Stephen present (though there is a Σ), as Zacos suggests (on the similar obverse, BZS.1955.1.53, i.e.d Zacos-Veglery, no. 499). This likely indicates that this is not a monogram of Stephen at all, but a Latinized Νικήτας: Nicetae, though this name does not account for the seemingly present F.

The reverse monogram is seemingly Latin as well (e.g. the d on the left terminus of the cruciform), though is without resolution. It is an "n" short of diakonu.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3561
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm