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Daniel chartoularios (?) (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2943
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 23 mm


Invocative Monogram. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει


Cruciform Monogram. Wreath border.

α - δ - η - ι - λ - ν - ο - ρ - τ - υ - χ - ω

Δανιὴλ χαρτουλαρίῳ (?).


Θεοτόκε βοήθει Δανιὴλ χαρτουλαρίῳ.

Theotokos, help Daniel chartoularios (?).


The α-δ-ω ligature at the bottom of the reverse monogram is skewed off center, but its reading is clear (it is not a sideways β). The reverse complex monogram is likely to be read as has been done here, but because of the multitude of letter, it could also read something else, such as the name Danielios (Δανιλίῳ) with the same office, or the entirely different John servant of Christ (Ἰωάννῃ δούλῳ Χριστοῦ).