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John magistros (?) (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - γ - ι - μ - ο - ρ - τ - υ

μαγίστρου (?)

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - γ - ι - μ - ο - ρ - τ - υ

μαγίστρου (?)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.398
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννου μαγίστρου (?).

(Seal of) John magistros (?).

Commentary

The reverse monogram seems to read magistros, but is missing the Σ. Perhaps it can be found somewhere strange such as backwards within the loop of the Ρ, but it seems that it is omitted. It is possible that the seal has another reading, but with this combination of letters, it seems most likely that we have an omitted, but implied, Σ.