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John deacon, kouboukleisios, imperial cleric and chartophylax (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.48

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 90.

Details

Diameter:
29 mm
Field:
22 mm

Obverse

John deacon, kouboukleisios, imperial cleric and chartophylax (eleventh century)

Bust of St. John Chrysostom dressed as a bishop, blessing with his r. hand and holding the gospel in his l. hand. Inscription to l. and to r.: |ΙΩ|Ο|ΣΟ|Τ: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος. Circular inscription within border of dots.

κεβοηθτωσωδ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

John deacon, kouboukleisios, imperial cleric and chartophylax (eleventh century)

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ιωδ.ακ,
κκλ,̄
κληρ.κ,
χαρτ.φυ
λακ,

Ἰωάννῃ διακόνῳ κουβουκλεισίῳ βασιλικῷ κληρικ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ διακόνῳ κουβουκλεισίῳ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι.

Lord, help your servant John deacon, kouboukleisios, imperial cleric, and chartophylax.

Audio

Commentary

Laurent mentions that a chartophylax John is mentioned in a Sinai manuscript dated to 1039.

 

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