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N. apo eparchon (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in at least three lines (likely a fourth above off the blank). Border of dots.

νου
αποε
παρχ
ων

. . . ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in at least three lines (likely a fourth above off the blank). Border of dots.

νου
αποε
παρχ
ων

. . . ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων

Accession number BZS.1947.2.564
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει . . . ἀπὸ ἐπάρχων

Theotokos, help N., apo eparchon.

Commentary

The name is uncertain, as the beginning is missing. John (Ἰωάννου) is most likely, but many other common names are possible that end in ΝΟΥ (e.g. Marinos (Μαρίνου), Marianos (Μαριανοῦ), Constantine (Κωνσταντίνου), etc.).