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(John ?) monk (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4861
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Double struck.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Remains of inscription: ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΘΚΕ
ΟΗΘ..
ΜΟΝΑΧ
.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ(?) μοναχῷ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ (?) μοναχῷ.

Theotokos, help the monk John.

Commentary

The reverse is only lightly imprinted because it is overstruck and hence quite difficult to read; the right side of the inscription is almost entirely effaced. The name "John" is restored here tentatively, as a two-letter name (ΙΩ) which could fill the small gap in which a name must be present.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4861
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Double struck.

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Accession number BZS.1955.1.4861
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Double struck.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4861
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Double struck.

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