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Bassos/Saborios (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate. In fields to l. and r., crosses. Seemingly, on her chest is Christ with nimbus. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 - β - ι - ρ - σ - ω

Βάσσῳ/Σαβωρίῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate. In fields to l. and r., crosses. Seemingly, on her chest is Christ with nimbus. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 - β - ι - ρ - σ - ω

Βάσσῳ/Σαβωρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.255
Diameter 19.0 mm

Translation

Βάσσῳ/Σαβωρίῳ.

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Commentary

The reverse monogram clearly reads as a name in the dative; it can simply read as Βάσσῳ, using the four easily apparent letters, or Σαβωρίῳ, finding a Ρ in the Β.