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John eparch/apo eparchon (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3254
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 21 mm


Bust of the Virgin holding Christ before her. Crosses on either side. Wreath border.


Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - ι - ν - ο - π - ρ - υ - χ - ω

Ἰωάννου ἐπάρχου/ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων


Ἰωάννου ἐπάρχου/ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων.

(Seal of) John eparch/apo eparchon.


An additional possible reading of the reverse monogram is Πέτρου ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων, if a τ is read within the π-ε ligature.