Classical Numismatics Discussion
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. STORE WIDE SALE!!! 10% OFF EVERYTHING!!! WE ARE OPEN AND SHIPPING!!! We Are Working From Home, Social Distancing, Wearing Masks, And Sanitizing To Pack Orders!!! Please Call Us If You Have Questions 252-646-1958 Welcome Guest. Please login or register. STORE WIDE SALE!!! 10% OFF EVERYTHING!!! WE ARE OPEN AND SHIPPING!!! We Are Working From Home, Social Distancing, Wearing Masks, And Sanitizing To Pack Orders!!! Please Call Us If You Have Questions 252-646-1958


FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Antiquities  |  Seals and Tesserae (Moderators: Gert, Ardatirion)  |  Topic: Byzantine Seal of Martialios the Metropolitan? 6th/7th Century? 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Byzantine Seal of Martialios the Metropolitan? 6th/7th Century?  (Read 374 times)
pogh_poor
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 725


I love this forum!


« on: December 05, 2018, 02:53:43 pm »

I purchased a second and even more handsome Byzantine seal with the Virgin Mary the infant Jesus on her lap with crosses on each side within a pellet dot border. On the reverse is a monogram.  It appears to be 6th/7th Century.  It is large and measures approximately 22.32 mm by 21.15 mm.  It weighs 10.59 g.  The seller deciphered the reverse monogram as reading as ΜΑΡΤΙΑΛΙΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΟΥ - of Martialios Metropolitan.  I could find no reference to a  Martialios.  Does it seem to be a proper interpretation?   All ideas would be appreciated.  Pogh_poor
Logged

All passes, Art alone Enduring stays to us; The Bust out-lasts the throne,-- The coin, Tiberius.
Gert
IMPERATOR
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1305



WWW
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 03:07:41 am »

The problem with these complex monograms is that many times multiple solutions are possible. So if we would accept 'ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΟV' then the letter A remains for the personal name. So all names containing A and any letter of 'metropolitou' would be possible. Either Paulos (ΠAVΛOV) or Elias (HΛIA) would be much more probable than Martialos, an originally Latin name that must be very rare if at all attested for the Byzantine world.
Regards
Gert
Logged

Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Antiquities  |  Seals and Tesserae (Moderators: Gert, Ardatirion)  |  Topic: Byzantine Seal of Martialios the Metropolitan? 6th/7th Century? « previous next »
Jump to:  

Recent Price Reductions in Forum's Shop


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.267 seconds with 26 queries.
All coins are guaranteed for eternity
zoom.asp