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N. archbishop (?) (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - ι - κ - π - ρ - τ

?

Reverse

Block monogram. Border of dots.

α - ε - ι - κ - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ - χ

ἀρχιεπισκόπου

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - ι - κ - π - ρ - τ

?

Reverse

Block monogram. Border of dots.

α - ε - ι - κ - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ - χ

ἀρχιεπισκόπου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2379
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

. . .ἀρχιεπισκόπου.

(Seal of) N. archbishop.

Commentary

The Block Monogram can be resolved as archbishop or as ἐπαρχικοῦ; of these options, archbishop seems the most likely. The Cruciform Monogram seems to contain mostly the same letters as the block monogram, except for the lack of an expected above the Τ. It cannot be resolved.