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Zenonianos (?) (sixth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.755

Details

Diameter:
26 mm
Field:
19 mm

Obverse

Zenonianos (?) (sixth century)

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ζ - η - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ζηνωνιάνου

Reverse

Zenonianos (?) (sixth century)

Latin inscription. Wreath border.

SP.
A
RI

spathariu

Translation

Ζηνωνιάνου spathariu.

(Seal of) Zenonianos spatharius.

Audio

Commentary

The monogram's reading is strange, but Zenonianos seems the only possible reading. The much less likely possibility would be that a patronymic is contained within it (i.e. Zeno, son of John, or the opposite). Zenonianos is the clearly preferable reading.

 

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