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Niketas (?) scholastikos (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3418
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 18 mm


Bust of the Virgin with the medallion of Christ in front of her. Border of dots.


Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - η - ι - κ - λ - ο -  - τ - υ - χ

Νικήτα (?) σχολαστικοῦ


Νικήτα (?) σχολαστικοῦ.

(Seal of) Niketas (?) scholastikos.


The reverse monogram clearly contains the title scholastikos; however it is unclear what name is contained in addition to that; the letter at the left clearly contains an Η, and seems to contain a Ν in ligature with it, although the diagonal middle bar of the latter is faint. If both are present, then Niketas is a very likely reading of the name. If only the former is present, the possibilities become much more numerous (any name with an Η that uses some of the other letters in the monogram, e.g. Elias).