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George kandidatos (sixth/seventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2193

Details

Diameter:
21 mm

Obverse

George kandidatos (sixth/seventh century)

Bust of the Virgin with medallion between two crosses. Wreath border.

Reverse

George kandidatos (sixth/seventh century)

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - γ - δ - ε - ι - κ - ν - ο - ρ - τ - υ - ω

Γεωργίου κανδιδάτου

Translation

Γεωργίου κανδιδάτου.

(Seal of) George kandidatos.

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Commentary

The resolution of the monogram is likely but not certain; for it to be the case, a Γ must be found within the Τ or the Ε, which is not unlikely, and the Ν must not have a Η in ligature with it. If there is a Η encompassed within the Ν, as is possible but unclear on the seal, then the reading could be Ἡρακλείου κανδιδάτου (Herakleios kandidatos).

 

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