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Pantaleon apo eparchon and chartoularios (seventh/eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2815
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.


Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩΣΩ|ΔΛΩ. Double wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ


Cruciform monogram, reading Παντολέοντι. Circular Inscription between two wreath borders.

Παντολέοντι ἀπὸ ἐπάρχον καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ


Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ἀπὸ ἐπάρχον καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Pantaleon apo eparchon and chartoularios.


The resolution of the reverse monogram is uncertain—the requisite vowels (ε and ο) do not seem to be present, however, the consonants do seem to indicate Πανταλέων as the name. Moreover, because the blank is too small, we may just not be able to see these letter, for example with the Ε in ligature with the Ν and the Ο placed atop the Τ. It would be exceedingly rare for two letters to be missing.