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John (?), proedros and logariastes, "man" of Sarakontares (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

ΚΕ̅Ο
.ΘΕΙΤ
.̣ΔΛ
ΑΕΔΡ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ή]θει τῷ [σ]ῷ δούλῳ [Ἰω(άννῃ)] (προ)ἐδρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΛΟΓΑ
Ρ̣ΙΑΣΤΗ̣
ΤΤΣΑΡ.
ΚΟΝΤΑ̣
Ρ

(καὶ) λογαριαστῇ τῷ τοῦ Σαρ[α]κοντάρ(η)

Obverse

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

ΚΕ̅Ο
.ΘΕΙΤ
.̣ΔΛ
ΑΕΔΡ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ή]θει τῷ [σ]ῷ δούλῳ [Ἰω(άννῃ)] (προ)ἐδρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΛΟΓΑ
Ρ̣ΙΑΣΤΗ̣
ΤΤΣΑΡ.
ΚΟΝΤΑ̣
Ρ

(καὶ) λογαριαστῇ τῷ τοῦ Σαρ[α]κοντάρ(η)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4560
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ προἐδρῳ καὶ λογαριαστῇ τῷ τοῦ Σαρακοντάρη.

Lord, help your servant [John], proedros and logariastes, "man" of Sarakontares.

Commentary

We have proposed the owner's Christian name as John, given that the fourth line of the obverse likely contained room for two letters which could accommodate the standard abbreviation for this name.