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Constantine Drosinos, kouboukleisios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1134
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 191; Seibt, review in ByzSl 35 (1974).

Obverse

Bust of a saint (perhaps the saint-martyr Eustratios?), with features unclear. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots. 

ΚΕ,Θ
.ΩΝΚ.
.ΛΗΣΗΟ
ΤΟΔΡΟ
ΣΗ.

Κύριε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ κουβουκλησήο τὸ Δροσήνῳ 

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ κουβουκλησήο τ Δροσήνῳ .

Lord, help Constantine Drosinos, kouboukleisios. 

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, Laurent identifies the obverse saint as Christ, with a nimbus cruciger, which does not seem to be the case; in the parallel seal (that he does not identify as a parallel, reading it as Constantine Drosos, corrected by Seibt to Drosinos in his review), Laurent identifies the saint as holding a martyr's cross, and sees the remains of epigraphy indicating that it is St. Eustratios. 

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1134
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 191; Seibt, review in ByzSl 35 (1974).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1134
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 191; Seibt, review in ByzSl 35 (1974).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1134
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 191; Seibt, review in ByzSl 35 (1974).

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