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Joseph monk (?) (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4862

Details

Diameter:
26 mm

Obverse

Joseph monk (?) (eleventh century)

Half-length depiction of Virgin with medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Joseph monk (?) (eleventh century)

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

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ΘΚΕΘ,
ΤΣΔ,
ΣΗΦ
Α.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωσὴφ μοναχ (?)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωσὴφ μοναχῷ (?).

Theotokos, help your servant, the monk (?) Joseph.

Audio

Commentary

The last line may have contained ΑΧ, an abbreviation for "monk," but this restoration is uncertain.

 

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