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Staurakios novice (?) (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4878

Details

Diameter:
20 mm
Field:
17 mm

Obverse

Staurakios novice (?) (eleventh century)

Ornamental cross with pellets at the ends standing upon a globus cruciger with fleurons on either side. Above these fleurons, the sigla: ισ̅χσ̅ : Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς. Circular inscription within border of dots.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Staurakios novice (?) (eleventh century)

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΤΑ
ΥΡΑΚΙ
ΔΟΥΛΟΧΥ
ΑΝΑΞΙ
ΝΕΟ

Σταυρακίῳ δούλο Χριστοῦ ἀναξίῳ νέο

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Σταυρακίῳ δούλο Χριστοῦ ἀναξίῳ νέο.

Lord, help your servant Staurakios, the servant of Christ and unworthy novice.

Audio

Commentary

The meaning of the last word is unclear. It undoubtedly reads ΝΕΟ (i.e. νέῳ), which along with the epithet ἀνάξιος most likely refers to a monastic novice.

 

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