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Maria patrikia (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2996
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 20 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with the medallion of Christ between two short crosses. Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

α - ι - κ - μ - π - ρ - σ - τ

Μαρίας πατρικίας

Translation

Μαρίας πατρικίας.

(Seal of) Maria patrikia.

Commentary

The resolution of this monogram as a female patrikia as such is made clear by the lack of any masculine genitive endings present within the seal; while Μάρκος, Μαρινός, and Μαριανός πατρικίος (Mark, Marinos, and Marianos patrikios) would be possible in the nominative, this case would be a great surprise to see--significantly more than the common feminine name title combination of Maria patrikia.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2996
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 20 mm

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2996
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 20 mm

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2996
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 20 mm

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