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Joseph monk, presbyteros, and oikonomos of the Great Church (mid ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4916

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.35; Zacos-Veglery, no. 1337; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1638.

Details

Diameter:
35 mm

Obverse

Joseph monk, presbyteros, and oikonomos of the Great Church (mid ninth century)

The Mother of God standing holding Christ on her left arm and flanked by two cruciform invocative monograms. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Joseph monk, presbyteros, and oikonomos of the Great Church (mid ninth century)

Inscription of three lines preceded by decoration and followed by a row of three eight-rayed stars. Indeterminate border.


ισηφμ/χ
πρ/ Sοικ/τ
ησμ/ εκκλ/


Ἰωσὴφ μ(ονα)χ(ῷ), πρε(σβυτέρῳ), (καὶ) οἰκ(ονόμῳ) τῆς Με(γάλης) Ἐκκλ(ησίας)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωσὴφ μοναχῷ, πρεσβυτέρῳ, καὶ οἰκονόμῳ τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκκλησίας.

Mother of God, help Joseph monk, presbyteros, and oikonomos of the Great Church.

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Commentary

The same obverse appears on a type of imperial seal issued by Nikephoros I (see BZS.1955.1.4285 and BZS.1958.106.654)

 

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