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Thomas protokourator (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1611
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Corroded. Blank too small for die.


Bust of a saint; details indistinct. Traces of an inscription at left:  : ὁ ἅ(γιος)... . Border of dots.


Inscription of four lines (likely beginning with a cross). Border of dots.


[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)[θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού[λ(ῳ) Θ]ωμᾷ (πρωτο)[κ]ουράτ(ορι)


Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θωμᾷ πρωτοκουράτορι.

Lord, help your servant Thomas, protokourator.


It is possible that the owner's office could be read as protostrator, but we read the first letter of the last line as the ligature ου and thus prefer the reading protokourator.