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Bonos eparch (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 293.

Obverse

Block monogram; in right field, star. Wreath border.

β - ν - ο - υ

Βόνου

Reverse

Block monogram; in field below, star. Wreath border.

α - ο - π - ρ - υ - χ

ὑπάρχου

Translation

Βόνου ὑπάρχου.

(Seal of) Bonos eparch.

Commentary

Schlumberger (p. 510) read the reverse of this seal as ὑπάρχου if the left bar of the Π is read as the left bar of the A with the other bar formed by the diagonal of the Χ, as is done on monograms of Justinian I (Cruikshank-Dodd, Byzantine Silver Stamps, p. 13)here we have followed this reading, although it seems relatively unlikely, as the other possibility would be a second name, Polychronios, and an unknown relationship between the two names. 

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 293.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 293.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 293.

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