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Stephen, servant of Christ (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram: Κύριε βοήθει. In the quarters: ΤΣ|Λ: τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Thin wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

ΣΤ
ΕΦΝΟ
ΟΥΛ
ΧΥ̅

Στεφάνο δούλῳ Χ(ριστο)ῦ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram: Κύριε βοήθει. In the quarters: ΤΣ|Λ: τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Thin wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

ΣΤ
ΕΦΝΟ
ΟΥΛ
ΧΥ̅

Στεφάνο δούλῳ Χ(ριστο)ῦ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3177
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνο δούλῳ Χριστοῦ.

Lord, help your servant Stephen, servant of Christ.

Commentary

The words "servant of Christ" imply that the owner was a monk.