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Stephen Karykes (?) (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Stephen standing, holding a censer and a book (?). Sigla faintly visible: Π.|Μ|.: Πρωτομάρτυς. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

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Τὸν Καρύκην Στέφανον πρώταθλε σκέποις

Obverse

St. Stephen standing, holding a censer and a book (?). Sigla faintly visible: Π.|Μ|.: Πρωτομάρτυς. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΤΟΝΚ
.ΗΝΕ
ΝΟΝΠΡ
.ΑΘΛΣ
ΠΟΙ

Τὸν Καρύκην Στέφανον πρώταθλε σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3223
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Τὸν Καρύκην Στέφανον πρώταθλε σκέποις.

First of the martyrs, may you protect Stephen Karykes.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. The reading of the inscription is provisional and cannot be established with certainty until a better preserved parallel becomes known.