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Thomas protokourator (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a saint; details indistinct. Traces of an inscription at left:  : ὁ ἅ(γιος)... . Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines (likely beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

.ε,.
̣σ
μαα
̣ρατ,

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)[θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού[λ(ῳ) Θ]ωμᾷ (πρωτο)[κ]ουράτ(ορι)

Obverse

Bust of a saint; details indistinct. Traces of an inscription at left:  : ὁ ἅ(γιος)... . Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines (likely beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

.ε,.
̣σ
μαα
̣ρατ,

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)[θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού[λ(ῳ) Θ]ωμᾷ (πρωτο)[κ]ουράτ(ορι)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1611
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θωμᾷ πρωτοκουράτορι.

Lord, help your servant Thomas, protokourator.

Commentary

It is possible that the owner's office could be read as protostrator, but we read the first letter of the last line as the ligature ου and thus prefer the reading protokourator.