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Potentios apo eparchon (sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.29
Diameter 20 mm


Two block monograms. Linear border.

 -  - ν - ο - ρ - π - υ - χ - ω
 - ι - ν - ο - π - τ - υ

ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων Ποτεντίου


Two block monograms. Linear border.

δ - η - λ - ο - σ - τ - υ
ε -  - κ - ο - τ - υ

δούλου τής θεοτόκου


Ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων Ποτεντίου δούλου τής θεοτόκου.

(Seal of) Potentios apo eparchon, servant of the Theotokos.


Both sides contain two block monograms, with the obverse monograms containing the name and title. The title ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων is suggested by the left monogram of the obverse, although not definite, especially because the left side of this monogram falls off the blank. The name Ποτεντίου is a likely resolution of the right obverse monogram, although Εὐναπίου is possible if the left bar of the Π is taken as the left bar of an Α.