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Anastasios/Leo chartoularios (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3059
Diameter 26 mm


Eagle with uplifted wings and head turned to left. In field above head of eagle, scene of the Dormition. Wreath border.


Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ι - ν - ο - ρ -  - τ - υ - χ

Αναστασίου/Λέοντος χαρτουλαρίου


Αναστασίου/Λέοντος χαρτουλαρίου.

(Seal of) Anastasios/Leo chartoularios.


The small scene above the wings of the eagle can likely be identified as that of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, however this cannot be said absolutely certainly, as the scene is too small and blurred.

The two names given here are the most likely to appear in the reverse complex monogram, but not the only possibilities, as other names such as Justinian (Ἰουστινιανοῦ) or Narses (Ναρσοῦ) would be possible.