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Peter praipositos (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 ε - ο - π - ρ - τ - υ

Πέτρου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ

πραιποσίτου

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 ε - ο - π - ρ - τ - υ

Πέτρου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ

πραιποσίτου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.79
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

Πέτρου πατρικίου.

(Seal of) Peter praipositos.

Commentary

It is possible that the reverse of this seal reads πατρικίου (patrikios) and not πραιποσίτου, if the bar that protrudes from the  forms a Κ by its slight angle upward. However, it seems more likely that a Σ is formed within the right bar of the cruciform, rendering the reading that this Peter is a praipositos.