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Daniel apo eparchon (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1210
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1448.

Obverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration at end of last line. Wreath border.

α - β - δ - ε - θ - ι - μ - ν - ο - π - ρ - τ - υ - χ - ω

Θεοτό[κ]ε βοήθει Δανιὴλ ἀπὸ ἐπάρχον

Reverse

Block monogram. Wreath border.

ΔΑΝ.
ΗΛΑΠ.
ΕΠΑΡΧ
ΟΝ

Δανιὴλ ἀπ ἐπάρχον

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Δανιὴλ ἀπὸ ἐπάρχον.

Theotokos, help Daniel apo eparchon.

Commentary

The block monogram is difficult to resolve since it seems to be the sum of three parts: an invocation, in addition to the name and title spelled out on the reverse. The apparent lack of a κ is worrisome, but the obverse is worn enough that it is not impossible that its remains are not visible, or that perhaps it was left out, which does not seem an unlikely possibility in the instance of a monogram so strange and complex.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1210
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1448.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1210
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1448.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1210
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1448.

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