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N. orphanotrophos (?) (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Busts of Sts. Peter and Paul, facing each other and wearing himations. St. Peter is on the left and has a short beard while St. Paul is on the right and has a long beard. Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - θ - λ - ο - π - ρ -  - τ - φ - ω . . .

. . . ὀρφανοτρόφου (?)

Obverse

Busts of Sts. Peter and Paul, facing each other and wearing himations. St. Peter is on the left and has a short beard while St. Paul is on the right and has a long beard. Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - θ - λ - ο - π - ρ -  - τ - φ - ω . . .

. . . ὀρφανοτρόφου (?)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1708
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

. . . ὀρφανοτρόφου (?).

(Seal of) N. orphanotrophos (?).

Commentary

The representation of Sts. Peter and Paul on the obverse is likely placed on this seal because of the seal owner's association with the Church of the two saints in the Orphanotropheion. See BZS.1955.1.261 (Zacos-Veglery, no. 1169). The word ὀρφανοτρόφου is likely present in the monogram, but unfortunately the name in conjunction with it in the monogram cannot be read as the monogram is too off-center to be deciphered in full.