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N. patrikios (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3451
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Seal appears to be double-struck.

Obverse

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

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - κ - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ

. . . πατρικίου

Translation

. . . πατρικίου.

(Seal of) N. patrikios.

Commentary

The reverse monogram contains the title of patrikios, in addition to a name admitting of any number of possibilities, such as Ἰσαάκιου (Isaac), Καλλίστου (Kallistos), Καστρίκιου (Kastrikios), Κρατίστου (Kratistos), Σταυρακίου (Staurakios), or Ἀρσακίου (Arsakios).