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Kosmas (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ΚΟΣΜ
Α̣ΤΟΥ
ΟΥΛΟΥ
ΘΥ̅

Κοσμᾶ τοῦ δούλου Θ(εο)ῦ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ΚΟΣΜ
Α̣ΤΟΥ
ΟΥΛΟΥ
ΘΥ̅

Κοσμᾶ τοῦ δούλου Θ(εο)ῦ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2381
Diameter 18.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Κοσμᾶ τοῦ δούλου Θεοῦ.

Mother of God, lend thy aid. (Seal of) Kosmas, servant of God.