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Julian koubikoularios (?) (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Block monogram with a cross to the left. Border of dots.

α - ι - λ - ν - ο - υ

Ἰουλιάνου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

α - β - ι - κ - λ - ο - ρ - υ

κουβικουλάριου (?)

Obverse

Block monogram with a cross to the left. Border of dots.

α - ι - λ - ν - ο - υ

Ἰουλιάνου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

α - β - ι - κ - λ - ο - ρ - υ

κουβικουλάριου (?)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4743
Diameter 14.0 mm

Translation

Ἰουλιάνου κουβικουλάριου.

(Seal of) Julian koubikoularios (?).

Commentary

The blank used for this seal was too small to contain the full monogram on either side; the obverse is still relatively legible and is reasonably certain, but the reverse is missing much of the left and bottom arms of the cruciform and is a educated hypothesis based on the apparent remains of a β on the left (that could double as a ρ) and the apparent slanting right bar of a Λ below, that in all likelihood is probably an α, especially in that position within the cruciform.