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Constantine priest (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1398
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Struck slightly off-center with small chips at the openings of the channel.

Obverse

Double (?) cross on three steps with visible in the lower left quarter: ΝΙ: ησοῦς Χριστὸς νικᾷ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.

ΣΤΡ̄Ε
.ΚΕΠΕΦΡ
.ΙΦΥΛΑΤΕ
ΤΟΣΟΛ,
ΙΝ̄ ΙΕ
ΡΗ

Σταυρὲ σκέπε, φρούρει, φύλαττε τ σ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ ἱερεῖ

Translation

Σταυρὲ σκέπε, φρούρει, φύλαττε τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ ἱερεῖ.

Cross, protect, watch, guard, your servant Constantine the priest.

Commentary

The invocation to the cross is drawn out but does not seem to be metrical.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1398
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Struck slightly off-center with small chips at the openings of the channel.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1398
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Struck slightly off-center with small chips at the openings of the channel.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1398
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Struck slightly off-center with small chips at the openings of the channel.

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