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Damianos metropolitan of . . . (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). To the right (and presumably to the left), a standing bearded saint holding a book, perhaps one of St. Kosmas or Damianos, or St. Paul. Wreath border.


Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Wreath border.


ΜΙ.
ΝΩΜ..
ΡΟΠ.....
ΙΝΦ. . .

Δαμιανῷ μητροπολιτῇ ινφ. . .

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). To the right (and presumably to the left), a standing bearded saint holding a book, perhaps one of St. Kosmas or Damianos, or St. Paul. Wreath border.


Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Wreath border.


ΜΙ.
ΝΩΜ..
ΡΟΠ.....
ΙΝΦ. . .

Δαμιανῷ μητροπολιτῇ ινφ. . .

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1308
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Δαμιανῷ μητροπολιτῇ . . .

Theotokos, help Damianos metropolitan of . . .

Commentary

Although the name of this bishop's see is located at the end of the inscription, the fractional nature of the seal makes it indecipherable. The last line reads the letters ΙΝ and then perhaps contains the remains of a Φ, although this would give no known place name. The place name may start at the end of the prior line if μητροπολίτῃ is abbreviated.