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John kornikoularios (?) (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - κ - λ - ν - ο - ρ - υ

κορνικουλαρίου (?)

Obverse

Monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - κ - λ - ν - ο - ρ - υ

κορνικουλαρίου (?)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3036
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 371.

Translation

Ἰωάννου κορνικουλαρίου (?).

(Seal of) John kornikoularios.

Commentary

The reading of the reverse monogram is uncertain. It quite possibly reads kornikoularios (cornicularius), a late Roman military title, or, as Zacos read it, it could read Καρίνου (Karinos). The latter is less likely because the obverse so clearly contains the name John.