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I like these big bronzes of Philippopolis (and other cities of that region), especially from Antoninus Pius. The portrait style very often is imperial roman as if die cutters were transferred from Rome to the Balkans.
Thank you for the confirmation of my translation Gert! I recently read that the "rank of Patrikios (Patrician) was an honorific title and most known holders of the title were generals, members of the imperial family, or sons of military leaders." Pogh_poor
Yes, Johannes patrikios (not patrikos). Your dating seems ok. Unfortunately we don't know more of this John, but his high court dignity of patrikios means he was not a secretary. Normally, provincial governors/generals (strategoi) have this rank. Gert