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Constantine (?) monk (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4871

Details

Diameter:
15 mm

Obverse

Constantine (?) monk (eleventh century)

Indistinct bust of St. Theodore holding a shield. Inscription: |Θ|Ε.|Δ|Ο: Ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδορος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Constantine (?) monk (eleventh century)

Inscription in five lines. Linear border.


ΚΕ,Θ,
Τ.Δ,
κν,ταπ/
ΜΟΝΑ
Χ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ ταπεινῷ μοναχ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ ταπεινῷ μοναχῷ.

Lord, help your servant, the humble monk Constantine.

Audio

Commentary

The reading of the name Constantine and the monastic epithet ταπεινὀς is tentative, but there is little doubt that the first letters of the third line on the reverse are ΚΩ.

 

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