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Constantine deacon of the Great Church (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4915

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.8; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1895.

Details

Diameter:
23 mm
Field:
20 mm

Obverse

Constantine deacon of the Great Church (tenth/eleventh century)

Ornamental cross on one step with vine tendrils extending from base almost to the top. Partial remains of a circular inscription beginning at 7 o'clock. Border of dots.

κε........σΔΟΥΛ,

Κ(ύρι)ε [βοήθει τῷ] σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Constantine deacon of the Great Church (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines followed by decoration. No visible border.

κΝ
τν,τδι
κον,τησμ
εγλ,εκλ
ησησ


Κωνσταντ(ίνῳ) διακόν(ῳ) τῆς Μεγάλ(ης) Ἐκλησήας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ διακόνῳ τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκλησήας.

Lord, help your servant Constantine deacon of the Great Church.

Audio

Commentary

Reverse (line 2): the engraver has mistakenly placed an abbreviation mark after N.

 

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