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Hyakinthos (sixth/seventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.711

Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Orghidan, no. 504.

Details

Diameter:
24 mm
Field:
18 mm

Obverse

Hyakinthos (sixth/seventh century)

Eagle with head turned toward right and open wings, between which is a cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Hyakinthos (sixth/seventh century)

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - θ - ι - κ - ν - ο - υ

Ὑακίνθου

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ὑακίνθου.

Theotokos, lend Thy aid. (Seal of) Hyakinthos.

Audio

Commentary

The apparent ligature at the left is in actuality the result of a double strike, duplicating the Ν.

 

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