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Sergios hypatos and imperial chartoularios (seventh/eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1524

Details

Diameter:
25 mm

Obverse

Sergios hypatos and imperial chartoularios (seventh/eighth century)

Cruciform monogram. Wreath Border.

α - γ - ε - ι - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ

Σέργιου ὑπάτου

Reverse

Sergios hypatos and imperial chartoularios (seventh/eighth century)

Cruciform monogram. Wreath Border.

α - β - ι - κ - λ - ο - ρ - σ - τ - υ - χ

βασιλικοῦ χαρτουλαρίου

Translation

Σέργιου ὑπάτου βασιλικοῦ χαρτουλαρίου

Sergios hypatos (and) imperial chartoularios

Audio

Commentary

In the obverse monogram, there seems to be remains of a Γ above the Ρ on the upper arm of the cruciform. If there is an ligature placed atop that, as is common, then the monogram would be rendered complex, and could be read Σεργίου ὑπάτου. Without this apparent Γ and hypothesized ligature, the reading of the monogram is either Πετρονᾶς spelled with an ο instead of an ω or Ῥεπαράτος, both of which are exceedingly less common names and less likely resolutions.

 

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