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Armatios/Maritos (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2840
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 18 mm

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - μ - ρ - τ - ω

Ἀρματίῳ/Μαρίτῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἀρματίῳ/Μαρίτῳ.

Theotokos, help Armatios/Maritos.

Commentary

The reverse monogram is uncertain. In addition to the two possibilities listed here, Μαρτίῳ (Martios) and Ἀρμάτῳ (Armatos) are valid readings.