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Strategios deacon and kouboukleisios (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4762

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1667.

Details

Diameter:
20 mm
Field:
17 mm

Obverse

Strategios deacon and kouboukleisios (tenth century)

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

Strategios deacon and kouboukleisios (tenth century)

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

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στρατηγίῳ διακόνῳ καὶ κουβουκλεισίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Strategios deacon and kouboukleisios.

Audio

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.

 

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