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Strategios deacon and kouboukleisios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. In the angles of the cruciform, inscription: ΤΩΣΩ|ΔΛˊ. Border of pellets within double border of dots.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram, reading Στρατηγίῳ. In the angles of the cruciform, inscription: ΔΙΑΚΟΝ|Κ,ΚΛ. Border of pellets within double border of dots.

Στρατηγίῳ διακόνῳ καὶ κουβουκλεισίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. In the angles of the cruciform, inscription: ΤΩΣΩ|ΔΛˊ. Border of pellets within double border of dots.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram, reading Στρατηγίῳ. In the angles of the cruciform, inscription: ΔΙΑΚΟΝ|Κ,ΚΛ. Border of pellets within double border of dots.

Στρατηγίῳ διακόνῳ καὶ κουβουκλεισίῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4762
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1667.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στρατηγίῳ διακόνῳ καὶ κουβουκλεισίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Strategios deacon and kouboukleisios.

Commentary

The reverse monogram is reasonably certain, but not wholly because of the missing letter on the left arm of the cruciform. E.g. it could additionally read a much less common name such as Ἀριστηνῷ or Σωκράτῃ. However, Στρατήγίῳ is by far the best apparent reading of the monogram.