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Kosmas monk, raiktor, and proedros (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3955
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Struck off center. Blank too small for die. The reading has been confirmed with reference to the better preserved parallel cited in this entry.

Obverse

Bust of St. Peter holding a long cross. Inscription: |Π|ΕΤ|Ρ|Ο|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος Πέτρος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines, a cross above. Indeterminate border.


ΚΕ̅,Θ,

ΚΟΣΜΑ
ΡΑΙΚΤ
ΡΙΟΕ
ΔΡ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Κοσμᾷ (μον)αχ(ῷ), ῥαίκτωρι (καὶ) προέδρῳ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Κοσμᾷ μοναχῷ, ῥαίκτωρι καὶ προέδρῳ.

Lord, help the monk Kosmas, raiktor, and proedros.

Commentary

The combination of these three offices requires some examination: while raiktors are occasionally clerics, his title of proedros is peculiar: perhaps he is an early eleventh-century proedros, with the office of presidency of the senate, or indeed, a bishop (as proedros means in some instances).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3955
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Struck off center. Blank too small for die. The reading has been confirmed with reference to the better preserved parallel cited in this entry.