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Konstantinakos imperial deacon and skeuophylax (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with cross above. Border of dots.


ΚΝΣΤ
ΝΤΙΝΚ
Β/ΔΙΚ/Σ
ΚΕΝΟΦ

Κωνσταντινάκῳ βασιλικῷ διακόνῳ καὶ σκευοφύλακι

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with cross above. Border of dots.


ΚΝΣΤ
ΝΤΙΝΚ
Β/ΔΙΚ/Σ
ΚΕΝΟΦ

Κωνσταντινάκῳ βασιλικῷ διακόνῳ καὶ σκευοφύλακι

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.524
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1108.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1798.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντινάκῳ βασιλικῷ διακόνῳ καὶ σκευοφύλακι.

Theotokos, help your servant Konstantinakos, imperial deacon and skeuophylax.

Commentary

Laurent reads the name as Κωνσταντινακίῳ (Konstantinakios), while Zacos tentatively reads Konstantinakos, but suggests Κωνσταντινάκῃ (Konstantinakes) as a viable alternative. However, the remains of the Ω and the lack of an Ι seem to indicate that the correct reading is Konstantinakos.