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Markarios monk (eleventh/twelth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.5002

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus, V/3, no. 1995.

Details

Diameter:
21 mm
Field:
14 mm

Obverse

Markarios monk (eleventh/twelth century)

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing, and holding book. Inscription: .|.|.|κ,λ|α|ο,: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Markarios monk (eleventh/twelth century)

Inscription in four lines with cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΚΕΠΕ
ΜΑΚ.
ΡΙΟΝ
ΜΑΚΑΡ

Σκέπε μοναχὸν Μακάριον, ὦ Μάκαρ

Translation

Σκέπε μοναχὸν Μακάριον, ὦ Μάκαρ.

O blessèd One, protect the monk Makarios.

Audio

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. Note the Μάκαρ-Μακάριον wordplay.

 

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