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John monk (ninth/tenth century (?))

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.

Κ
ΟΗ
ΘΗ

Κύριε βοήθη

Reverse

Monogrammatic inscription consisting of an , followed by an topped by a cross, followed by a . Border of dots.

Ἰωάννῃ μοναχ

Obverse

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.

Κ
ΟΗ
ΘΗ

Κύριε βοήθη

Reverse

Monogrammatic inscription consisting of an , followed by an topped by a cross, followed by a . Border of dots.

Ἰωάννῃ μοναχ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1670
Diameter 13.0 mm; field: 10.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1392.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη Ἰωάννῃ μοναχῷ.

Lord, help John monk.

Commentary

The reverse combination of monogrammatic elements is strange, but its reading is clear. However, its dating is less than certain.