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Andrew imperial kandidatos and kourator (?) (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.452
Diameter 25 mm

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. No visible border.

αν...
...σιλικ...
...ανδ...
ρατ...

Ἀνδρέᾳ βασιλικῷ κανδιδάτῳ κουράτορι

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἀνδρέᾳ βασιλικῷ κανδιδάτῳ κουράτορι.

Theotokos, help Andrew imperial kandidatos (and) kourator.

Commentary

The reading of kourator is not certain but seems most likely; it was also the suggestion of Laurent in his unpublished catalogue of the seals of the Shaw collection.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.452
Diameter 25 mm

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Accession number BZS.1947.2.452
Diameter 25 mm

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Accession number BZS.1947.2.452
Diameter 25 mm

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