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Abdrachamas (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1363
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ..σο|λο. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σό δούλό

Reverse

Inscription in two lines with decorations above and below. Wreath border.


ΒΔΡ
ΧΜ


Ἀβδραχαμᾷ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σό δούλό Ἀβδραχαμᾷ.

Theotokos, help your servant Abdrachamas.

Commentary

The name seems to be a Hellenization of the Arabic name ‘Abd al-Raḥman (عبد الرحمن), indicating that this individual was likely a Christian convert or a Christian Arab.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1363
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1363
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1363
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

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