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John stratelates (sixth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4431
Diameter 24 mm

Obverse

Omega-based monogram with middle bar topped by cross; stars to l. and r. of the ligature above. Wreath border.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Inscription in three lines. Wreath border.

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E
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stratelatu

Translation

Ἰωάννου stratelatu.

(Seal of) John stratelates.

Commentary

The obverse monogram could possibly be read as Αντωνίου (Antonios) if the cross were taken as a tau; however this is unlikely because the crossbar is too narrow.