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Constantine deacon (or kandidatos) (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1658
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm


Bust of the Virgin, facing, holding the Christ child before her. Crosses on either side. Wreath border.


Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - δ - ι - κ - ν - ο - σ - τ - υ - ω

Κωνσταντίνου διακόνου (or κανδιδάτου)


Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Κωνσταντίνου διακόνου (or κανδιδάτου).

Theotokos, give Thy aid. (Seal of) Constantine, deacon (or kandidatos).


Both κανδιδάτου and διακόνου are possible readings in conjunction with the name Κωνσταντίνου in the reverse monogram, as is any other title or office that contains a Δ and uses the letters within the name of Constantine.