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Domestios (?) monk (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4855

Details

Diameter:
27 mm
Field:
19 mm

Obverse

Domestios (?) monk (eleventh century)

Cross with X at the transverse and pellets beyond the bars. Circular inscription inside a border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΗΤΣ....

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Domestios (?) monk (eleventh century)

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Border of dots.

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ΔΟΜ.
ΣΤΙΟΣ
ΜΟΝΑ
Χ,

Δομέστιος (?) μοναχός

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Δομέστιος (?) μοναχός.

Lord, help your servant. Domestios (?) the monk.

Audio

Commentary

The reading of the name is uncertain; the first line is unclear, and it is quite possible that there is not enough room even for a letter after the three visible letters therein. Moreover, this is a strange name. Unless a more legible parallel seal comes along, this seems the most likely possible reading.

 

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