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Anastasios asekretis (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform Monogram, reading Ἀναστασίῳ. In the angles, inscription: ΑΣΗΚΡ|ΗΤΗΣ: ἀσηκρήτης. Wreath border.

Αναστασίῳ ἀσηκρήτης

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform Monogram, reading Ἀναστασίῳ. In the angles, inscription: ΑΣΗΚΡ|ΗΤΗΣ: ἀσηκρήτης. Wreath border.

Αναστασίῳ ἀσηκρήτης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1756
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 23.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Αναστασίῳ ἀσηκρήτης.

Theotokos help Anastasios asekretis.

Commentary

The reverse monogram is missing the letter(s) on its upper arm; by restoring a Τ, we can read the common name Anastasios in the dative. A much less likely resolution is the name Ioannikos in the nominative, with a restored ligature.