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John kouboukleisios and imperial cleric (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Worn bust of St. Stephen, features and gestures indistinct. To his right, an inscription is visible: ΣΤΕ: ὁ ἅγιος Στέφανος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

Ι̄κ
κλει
........
....ληρ
.

Ἰωάννῃ κουβουκλεισί καὶ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ.

Obverse

Worn bust of St. Stephen, features and gestures indistinct. To his right, an inscription is visible: ΣΤΕ: ὁ ἅγιος Στέφανος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

Ι̄κ
κλει
........
....ληρ
.

Ἰωάννῃ κουβουκλεισί καὶ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.298
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 199.

Translation

Ἰωάννῃ κουβουκλεισίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ.

John kouobukleisios and imperial cleric.

Commentary

The restoration of the reverse inscription is a best guess, based on the fact that the remains of the word "cleric" seem to be visible at the bottom; however there is too much space in between kouboukleisios and cleric for the accustomed abbreviation βασιλικῷ, so more of the word must be written out than expected.