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Aitherios Marinos/Marianos (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.160
Diameter 22 mm

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 -  - θ - ι - ο - ρ - υ

Αἰθερίου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 - ι - μ - ν - ο - ρ - υ

Μαρίνου/Μαριάνου

Translation

Αἰθερίου Μαρίνου/Μαριάνου.

(Seal of) Aitherios Marinos/Marianos.

Commentary

The reverse is uncertain. Firstly, the reverse could alternatively be read as Μαυριανοῦ (Maurianos). Secondly, the Ν could additionally have a horizontal bar at the top, rendering it a Π, and therefore making the reverse read Πανόρμου; this would imply that Aitherios was some sort of official, perhaps the bishop of Panormos. If this is a double name seal, the relationship between the two names is uncertain.