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Peter (late seventh/early eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Peter in profile turned toward the right with close beard, wearing chiton and himation. Above head, tongue of fire (?). In circular inscription to r., inscription: ΠΕΤΡΟ. Circular incuse border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 - ο -  - ρ - τ - υ

Πέτρου

Obverse

Bust of St. Peter in profile turned toward the right with close beard, wearing chiton and himation. Above head, tongue of fire (?). In circular inscription to r., inscription: ΠΕΤΡΟ. Circular incuse border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

 - ο -  - ρ - τ - υ

Πέτρου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.229
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1259.

Translation

Πέτρου.

(Seal of) Peter.

Commentary

This is an early example of an inscription that is circular rather than in a column.