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George stratelates (?) (sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.79
Diameter 20 mm


Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

γ -  - ι - ο - ρ - υ - ω



Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - η - λ - ο -  - τ - υ

στρατηλάτου (?)


Γεωργίου στρατηλάτου (?).

(Seal of) George stratelates.


This seal is similar to BZS.1955.1.96, though on the other seal, the Ο is explicitly figured (in ligature with a υ) on the top of the reverse monogram. If the reverse is supposed to read στρατηλάτου, the ρ is missing. If it is supposed to be an additional name in the genitive (Αναστασίου or Ἰουστινιάνου), the H would have to be a N, a one stroke difference. With the given letters, again, αὐγουστής is a possible but unlikely guess. From all the options thus possible, Zacos' reading (of BZS.1955.1.96, Zacos-Veglery, no. 340) of stratelates seems most likely, with a missing Ρ. 

Accession number BZS.1955.1.79
Diameter 20 mm