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Theodore Aphraziates, monk (?) (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

·
ΚΕΟ
..ΕΙΤ
..ΔΟΥ
Λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ήθ]ει τῷ [σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

·
ΘΕΟ
ΔΡ..
ΤΑΦΡ.
ΖΙΑΤ.
·

Θεοδώρῳ μοναχ τῷ Ἀφρ[α]ζιάτ

Obverse

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

·
ΚΕΟ
..ΕΙΤ
..ΔΟΥ
Λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ήθ]ει τῷ [σῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

·
ΘΕΟ
ΔΡ..
ΤΑΦΡ.
ΖΙΑΤ.
·

Θεοδώρῳ μοναχ τῷ Ἀφρ[α]ζιάτ

Accession number BZS 1958.106.3204
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Seibt-Nesbitt, "Odd surnames," no. 7.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ μοναχῷ τῷ Ἀφραζιάτῃ.

Lord, help your servant the monk Theodore Aphraziates.

Commentary

The end of the second line of the reverse is effaced. There is enough room for two letters, in which we posit the letters ΑΧ, the standard abbreviation for μοναχ, or monk.