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Jacob hegoumenos and exarch (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Double cross on three steps with ornamental flowers erupting from base. Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

ΥΠΕΡΑΓΗΑΘΚΕΘΤ,ΣΔ,

Ὑπεραγήα Θεοτόκε βοήθει τ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with pellets above and below. Border of dots.

ΙΑΚ
ΗΓΟΥ
Μ,ΚΑΙΕ
ΑΡΧ

Ἰακώβῳ ἡγουμένῳ καὶ ἐξάρχῳ

Obverse

Double cross on three steps with ornamental flowers erupting from base. Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

ΥΠΕΡΑΓΗΑΘΚΕΘΤ,ΣΔ,

Ὑπεραγήα Θεοτόκε βοήθει τ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with pellets above and below. Border of dots.

ΙΑΚ
ΗΓΟΥ
Μ,ΚΑΙΕ
ΑΡΧ

Ἰακώβῳ ἡγουμένῳ καὶ ἐξάρχῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4331
Diameter 26.0 mm

Translation

Ὑπεραγήα Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰακώβῳ ἡγουμένῳ καὶ ἐξάρχῳ.

The most holy Theotokos, help your servant Jacob hegoumenos and exarch.