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John apo eparchon and embolator (seventh/eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.878

Details

Diameter:
27 mm

Obverse

John apo eparchon and embolator (seventh/eighth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I); in the quarters: ΙΩ: Ἰωάννῃ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ

Reverse

John apo eparchon and embolator (seventh/eighth century)

Cruciform monogram, reading ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων; in the quarters: ΕΜΒΟΛ|ΑΤ|ΟΡΟ|Σ: καὶ ἐμβολάτορος. Wreath border.

ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων καὶ ἐμβολάτορος

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων καὶ ἐμβολάτορος.

Theotokos, help John apo eparchon and embolator.

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Commentary

According to Philip Mayerson, the embolator (ἐμβολάτωρ) was an official responsible for depositing monetary payments in the state bank: see "The Embolator in sixth/seventh-century papyri," Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 46 (2009) 139-43.

 

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