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Abgar bishop (sixth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.108

Details

Diameter:
21 mm

Obverse

Abgar bishop (sixth century)

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - β - γ - ο - ρ - υ

Ἀβγάρου

Reverse

Abgar bishop (sixth century)

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

ε - ι - κ - ο - π - σ - υ

ἐπισκόπου

Translation

Ἀβγάρου ἐπισκόπου.

(Seal of) the bishop Abgar.

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Commentary

In the obverse monogram, the letter on the left is likely a Γ and not an E, resulting in a reading which requires a Β instead of an Υ (i.e. Ἀβγάρου instead of Αὐγάρου). Note that BZS 1958.106.149 presents similar monograms but is not from the same boulloterion.

 

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