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Hyakinthos (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - θ - ι - κ - ν - ο - υ

Ὑακίνθου

Obverse

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

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - θ - ι - κ - ν - ο - υ

Ὑακίνθου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.711
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Orghidan, no. 504.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ὑακίνθου.

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

Commentary

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