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Abgar bishop (sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.108
Diameter 21 mm

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - β - γ - ο - ρ - υ

Ἀβγάρου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

ε - ι - κ - ο - π - σ - υ

ἐπισκόπου

Translation

Ἀβγάρου ἐπισκόπου.

(Seal of) the bishop Abgar.

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.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.108
Diameter 21 mm