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Ananias (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.200
Diameter 11 mm

Obverse

Bust of Christ, bearded, with nimbus cruciform. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 - - ι - ν - ν

Ἀνανίᾳ

Translation

Ἀνανίᾳ.

(Seal of) Ananias

Commentary

Both the α (vertically) and the ν (horizontally) are mirrored in the reverse monogram creating symmetry and completing the four arms of the cross. Other possibilities for the monogram include the less common Ἀννιανοῦ (Annanianos), or Ἰουλιανοῦ (Julian)--made less likely by the duplication of the Ν instead of the insertion of an explicit Λ.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.200
Diameter 11 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.200
Diameter 11 mm

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.200
Diameter 11 mm

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