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Agallianos monk (ninth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, holding Christ child before her. Invocative monograms on either side, resolved as Θεοτόκε βοήθει and τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

ΚΕΒΟ
..ΛΙ
ΝΜΟ
ΝΧ

Κύριε βοήθειγαλιανῷ μοναχῷ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, holding Christ child before her. Invocative monograms on either side, resolved as Θεοτόκε βοήθει and τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

ΚΕΒΟ
..ΛΙ
ΝΜΟ
ΝΧ

Κύριε βοήθειγαλιανῷ μοναχῷ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4849
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1962.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Κύριε βοήθει Ἀγαλιανῷ μοναχῷ.

Theotokos, help your servant. Lord, help the monk Agalianos.