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Andrew monk, kouboukleisios and (imperial?) notarios (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4882

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Condition:
Half missing.

Obverse

Andrew monk, kouboukleisios and (imperial?) notarios (tenth century)

Spiraling invocative monogram. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Andrew monk, kouboukleisios and (imperial?) notarios (tenth century)

Inscription in four lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

[·]··
..
Ρˊ
...αχω
...κλˊ
.νοτˊ
·

Ἀνδρέᾳ μοναχῷ κουβουκλεισίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ? νοταρίῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἀνδρέᾳ μοναχῷ κουβουκλεισίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ (?) νοταρίῳ.

Theotokos, help Andrew, monk, kouboukleisios and imperial (?) notarios.

Audio

Commentary

Because of the missing half seal, it is unclear what (if any) word precedes the office of notarios; in this period it is most likely "imperial," though protonotarios is also possible.

 

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