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Leo hypatos (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

ε - λ - ν - ο - σ - τ

Λέοντος

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ο - π - τ - υ

ὑπάτου

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

ε - λ - ν - ο - σ - τ

Λέοντος

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ο - π - τ - υ

ὑπάτου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.110
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 409.

Translation

Λέοντος ὑπάτου.

(Seal of) Leo hypatos.

Commentary

Many of the letters in both monograms are cramped against the wreath border, especially on the obverse. The most radical case within the obverse is that of the ο above the T at the top of the cruciform, which has been reduced to a miniscule oval.