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Jacob hegoumenos and exarch (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4331
Diameter 26 mm

Obverse

Double cross on three steps with ornamental flowers erupting from base. Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

ΥΠΕΡΑΓΗΑΘΚΕΘΤ,ΣΔ,

Ὑπεραγήα Θεοτόκε βοήθει τ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

ΙΑΚ
ΗΓΟΥ
Μ,ΚΑΙΕ
ΑΡΧ

Ἰακώβῳ ἡγουμένῳ καὶ ἐξάρχῳ

Translation

Ὑπεραγήα Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰακώβῳ ἡγουμένῳ καὶ ἐξάρχῳ.

The most holy Theotokos, help your servant Jacob hegoumenos and exarch.