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Theodore hypatos and chartoularios (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.225
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 21 mm


A cross potent mounted on a base of three steps. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:


Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ[ῳ]


Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
α ουλαρη

Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτο (καὶ) χαρ(τ)ουλαρήῳ. ἀμήν


Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ ὑπάτο καὶ χαρτουλαρήῳ. ἀμήν

Lord, help your servant Theodore, hypatos and chartoularios. Amen


Note the unusual abbreviation at the beginning of the third line of the reverse: we read Α with a chi-rho monogram inscribed above and to the right, which we resolve as ΧΑΡ. We cannot, however, reproduce this monogram in our transcription and leave it to the reader to supply the Ρ with the superscript Χ.