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Domestios (?) monk (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4855
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 19 mm

Obverse

Cross with X at the transverse and pellets beyond the bars. Circular inscription inside a border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΗΤΣ....

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

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

·
ΔΟΜ.
ΣΤΙΟΣ
ΜΟΝΑ
Χ,

Δομέστιος (?) μοναχός

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Δομέστιος (?) μοναχός.

Lord, help your servant. Domestios (?) the monk.

Commentary

The reading of the name is uncertain; the first line is unclear, and it is quite possible that there is not enough room even for a letter after the three visible letters therein. Moreover, this is a strange name. Unless a more legible parallel seal comes along, this seems the most likely possible reading.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4855
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 19 mm

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4855
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 19 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4855
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 19 mm

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