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Daniel (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. John the Baptist (left) and St. Elias holding scrolls. Inscriptions: Α|Γ|Ι|Ο,Ι|ΠΡ: ἅγιος ὁ Πρόδρομος. At right, St. Elias: ὁ ἅγιος Ἰλίας. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΑΓΓΙΟΙ
ΟΗΗΘΕΙ
ΔΑΝΝΗΛ
ΔΛΧΥ̅

Ἅγγιοι βοήηθει Δανιὴλ δούλῳ Χριστο

Obverse

St. John the Baptist (left) and St. Elias holding scrolls. Inscriptions: Α|Γ|Ι|Ο,Ι|ΠΡ: ἅγιος ὁ Πρόδρομος. At right, St. Elias: ὁ ἅγιος Ἰλίας. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΑΓΓΙΟΙ
ΟΗΗΘΕΙ
ΔΑΝΝΗΛ
ΔΛΧΥ̅

Ἅγγιοι βοήηθει Δανιὴλ δούλῳ Χριστο

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4104
Diameter 17.0 mm

Translation

Ἅγιοι βοήθει Δανιὴλ δούλου Χριστοῦ.

Saints, help Daniel servant of Christ.

Commentary

The engraver of the die appears to have had a bad day, since he carved two superfluous letters and rendered βοήθει in the singular when the plural form was necessary in an invocation to two saints.