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Philip monk (?) (ninth/tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.414

Details

Diameter:
15 mm

Obverse

Philip monk (?) (ninth/tenth century)

St. Philip, bearded, holding the martyr's cross. Inscription: Ο|Φ|ΙΛ|Ι|.. : Ὁ ἅγιος Φίλιππος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Philip monk (?) (ninth/tenth century)

Block monogram. Indeterminate border.

α - ι - λ - π - Φ - χ

Φιλιππ μοναχ

Translation

Φιλιππῳ μοναχῷ.

Philip monk.

Audio

Commentary

The reverse monogram on this seal is strange. The block monogram is apparently for Philip, while the title of monk may be found using the Χ above the monogram with the Alpha within it, in the manner of the typical abbreviation for monk . As strange as this would be, no other resolution seems more likely. It is also possible that the monogram reads Φιλαγρίου (Philagrios).

 

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