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Valeriana (sixth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2912

Details

Diameter:
19 mm
Field:
16 mm

Obverse

Valeriana (sixth century)

Inscription in three lines. Wreath border.

α
ληρια
νησ

Οὐαληριανῆς

Reverse

Valeriana (sixth century)

Block monogram. Wreath border.

α - η - ι - λ - ν - ο - ρ - σ - υ

Οὐαληριανῆς

Translation

Οὐαληριανῆς.

Valeriana.

Audio

Commentary

Based on the dating of the seal and the relative rarity of the name and women's seals, this may be the granddaughter of Nomos the patrikios, who married the Lazic King Tzathus, who came to Constantinople, converted to Christianity, was baptized and married to Valeriana, and later received gifts from Emperor Justin.

 

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