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Martyrios (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3166
Diameter 24 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with medallion of Christ before her. Crosses on either side. Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - μ - ο - ρ - τ - υ

Μαρτυρίου

Translation

Μαρτυρίου.

(Seal of) Martyrios.

Commentary

Other possible readings of the reverse monogram are Ἀρματίου (Armatios), Ἀρμάτου (Armatos), Μαρίτου (Maritos, or Μαρτίου (Martios). However, Martyrios is the most likely.