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George stratelates (?) (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.96
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 340.

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

γ -  - ι - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Γεωργίου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - η - λ - ο -  - τ - υ

στρατηλάτου (?)

Translation

Γεωργίου στρατηλάτου (?).

(Seal of) George stratelates.

Commentary

This seal is similar to BZS.1955.1.79, though here 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 (regardless of Zacos' attempt to find it in the loop of the ο). 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 quite unlikely guess. From all the options thus possible, Zacos' reading of stratelates seems most likely, with a missing Ρ. 

Accession number BZS.1955.1.96
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 340.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.96
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 340.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.96
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 340.

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